EXCLUSIVE: Cardiff manager hunt concludes with appointment made until season’s end

Cardiff City manager Steve Morison 2021

TEAMtalk understands that the Bluebirds have settled on their successor to Mick McCarthy and have appointed Steve Morison as the new Cardiff manager until the end of the season.

Cardiff and McCarthy parted ways on October 23 after a truly dismal run of results. The Bluebirds suffered their club-record eighth successive defeat when falling to Middlesbrough 2-0.

That left Cardiff just one place outside of the relegation zone in 21st and McCarthy’s mutually-agreed exit swiftly followed.

In the ensuing weeks, various names had been linked with the vacant post.

Former Newport County boss Michael Flynn was believed to be in the frame. However, we have learned it is caretaker boss Morison who will take the reins.

The 38-year-old joined Cardiff’s setup in 2020 when taking charge of their Under-23s side.

Morison already righted Cardiff’s ship

Morison had taken caretaker charge since McCarthy’s exit and helped guide the Bluebirds to their first league win since mid-September last weekend.

Now, TEAMtalk understands Morison’s position has been made permanent, with his contract running until the conclusion of the current season.

It is Morison’s first full-time managerial post since transitioning from player to coach in 2020.

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