Derek McInnes emerges as candidate for Cardiff City job

Former Aberdeen boss Derek McInnes emerges as candidate for the vacant Cardiff City job as the Bluebirds look to fill the void left by Mick McCarthy who was sacked after eight straight defeats

  • Cardiff City are looking for a new manager after the sacking of Mick McCarthy 
  • Former Aberdeen boss Derek McInnes is a potential candidate for the role 
  • McInnes had an impressive time at Aberdeen winning the Scottish League Cup
  • McCarthy was sacked after Cardiff suffered eight straight Championship losses 

Derek McInnes has emerged as a candidate for the vacant manager’s job at Cardiff City.

The ambitious 50-year old coach earned plaudits for his work at Aberdeen where he won the Scottish League Cup but has been eager for another crack at management in England.

He had a previous spell at Bristol City where he guided them from relegation and has been considered by the likes of West Bromwich Albion and Barnsley.

Derek McInnes has emerged as potential replacement for Mick McCarthy at Cardiff City

McInnes (right) left Aberdeen in March after a successful stint in which he won the Scottish League Cup in 2014

McInnes, who left Aberdeen by mutual consent in March, spoke glowingly this week about how he had received encouragement from his mentor Walter Smith prior to the former Rangers and Everton manager’s passing and is eager to take on a new challenge.

Cardiff are sifting through a number of names after sacking Mick McCarthy at the weekend.

Jody Morris, Frank Lampard’s assistant at Chelsea and Derby, is favourite with bookmakers as the Championship side evaluate contenders.

McCarthy was sacked by Cardiff after losing eight straight games in the Championship

Current Chelsea assistant Anthony Barry, ex-Newport boss Michael Flynn and Michael Duff at Cheltenham are also understood to be under consideration.

Chris Wilder had been mentioned also though is believed to be considering other options.

Steve Morison will continue as interim boss for this weekend’s game against Stoke but has a growing injury list to contend with.

Former Chelsea coach Jody Morris is currently favourite with bookmakers for the vacancy

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