Veteran boss Neil Warnock is set to be appointed manager of Cardiff City until the end of the season, sources have exclusively told TEAMtalk.
Warnock has been out of work since leaving Rotherham at the end of last season, but emerged earlier as a top contender for the Bluebirds, who parted company with Paul Trollope on Tuesday.
Cardiff are currently second bottom of the Championship and on a run of six defeats in the last seven games, and are hoping to move swiftly to stabilize their season.
Speaking after the last of those defeats, at Burton, Trollope admitted: “I am fully aware the run’s not good enough and it’s my responsibility.
“We’ll come back stronger after the international break and determined to turn things around.”
It looks, however, to be 67-year-old Warnock to be given that opportunity, with bosses at the Welsh club believed to see him as an experienced and safe pair of hands at the helm.