Here’s your round-up of all the latest Cardiff City headlines for Thursday, October 28.
Beale destined for great things as manager – McLeish
Rangers number two Michael Beale could be tempted by the prospect of becoming Cardiff boss and thrive in the role.
That’s according to former ‘Gers and Scotland manager Alex McLeish, who believes becoming a number one is the logical next step in Beale’s career.
The former Chelsea and Liverpool academy coach is understood to be one of the names being considered by the City hierarchy, and McLeish believes it could be the right move after his success as Steven Gerrard’s assistant at Ibrox.
He told Football Insider: “We’ve seen so many coaches over the last few years now coming through and being spectacularly good. That is probably something in Beale’s head.
“Some day he’s probably going to say to Stevie: ‘I want to try myself. I want to do a thing myself.’
“We’ve seen some great young managers progress to great levels. Graham Potter, guys like that, Klopp came through like a coach. It’s different from the managerial times.
“We all go through the coaching course, we were just called something different in those days. For all intents and purposes, you were the head of the coaching.
“You’d have assistants, you would sit down, you’d discuss tactics, training sessions. They would all be from the head of the operation which is the manager.”
Cardiff pass on Nigerian winger
Cardiff have passed up the chance to sign former Wigan star Viv Solomon-Otabor.
The 25-year-old was handed a short trial with the Bluebirds recently, after leaving Wigan Athletic on a free transfer over the summer, and made two outings for the club’s under-23s.
However, City have opted against making a move for the forward.
Reports had suggested that the sacking of Mick McCarthy had effectively torpedoed a move, although Cardiff sources have disputed those claims, and played down suggestions he was previously set to sign a contract at the club.
Solomon-Otabor was a key part of Wigan’s survival in League One after joining last September, playing 31 games in all competitions for the Latics.
Derek McInnes is reportedly a candidate for the managerial vacancy at Cardiff City.
Steve Morison is set to take caretaker charge for the next three games, with the club aiming to identify a permanent replacement in the coming days.
According to the Daily Mail , McInnes has emerged as an option, with the Scot believed to be keen on a return to the Championship following a previous spell with Bristol City.
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Former Chelsea and Derby County assistant Jody Morris is currently understood to be the early front-runner, although there’s clearly a long way to go in the club’s recruitment process.
A shortlist of candidates is subsequently set to be drawn up in the next few days.
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