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Next Permanent Cardiff City Manager for 2023/24 Season Odds*

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Odds
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Nathan Jones
5/2
BetVictor
Vitor Campelos
5/2
BetVictor
Sol Bamba
9/2
BetVictor
Oscar Garcia
5/1
BetVictor
Steve Morison
6/1
BetVictor
Steve Cotterill
8/1
BetVictor
Michael Duff
10/1
BetVictor
Alexander Blessin
14/1
BetVictor
Kevin Phillips
16/1
BetVictor
Steve Cotterill
16/1
BetVictor
Neil Lennon
25/1
BetVictor

*Odds up to date as of June 2, 2023

Cardiff City continue their hunt for a new manager. Nathan Jones remains short in the betting to replace Sabri Lamouchi, although Vitor Campelos is also among the favourites. The Portuguese has been linked with the vacant post and he's been hugely successful with the Primeira Liga outfit in the past few seasons.

The Bluebirds only narrowly managed to stay afloat in the Championship last season and they will be looking to challenge at the other end of the table this time around. Sol Bamba has been linked with taking charge, while Oscar Garcia and Steve Morison are other potential candidates according to the latest betting.

Owner Vincent Tan is looking for his third manager in the space of six months. Betting sites continue to make it a wide open betting heat for the time being, with this potentially a football betting market which could continue to run for some time.

Nathan Jones Could Be Good Fit for Cardiff

Nathan Jones has performed exceptionally well as manager of Luton Town. The Welshman has enjoyed two spells at the Bedfordshire club and came close to steering them into the Premier League last season, with the Hatters then performing well this season before he decided to leave for Southampton and things went badly at St Mary's.

It's not the first time that Jones has left Luton for an ill-fated spell elsewhere, with the 49-year-old previously taking charge at Stoke City, and things didn't go well in Staffordshire, but owner Vincent Tan might be taken by the manager's Welsh roots and the fact that he worked well on a modest budget at Luton.

Jones clearly has the sort of acumen that convinced Southampton to take a chance of him in the wake of Ralph Hasenhuttl leaving and it wouldn't be a big surprise if he took the reins at a club who have been scrapping at the wrong end of the Championship table for much of the season.

Campelos Among Favourites for Bluebirds Gig

We've seen any number of Portuguese managers taking charge of British football clubs and the latest could be Vitor Campelos. The 48-year-old is relatively unknown in the UK, although he has been making waves in his native country, guiding Chaves into the Primeira Liga and keeping them in the top flight.

It appears that talks have taken place between Cardiff and Campelos with regard to taking charge of Cardiff ahead of the 2023/24 season. The fact that this manager guided Chaves to a seventh-placed finish in the Primeira Liga last season will have encouraged the English Championship outfit, with twelve wins and ten draws occurring throughout the campaign.

After having spells with Moreirense and Al-Taawoun, it now appears as though Campelos' time at Chaves has potentially earned him a big money move to Wales and he might feel confident of experiencing success in the English second flight.

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Bamba Could Cut Managerial Teeth at Cardiff

Sol Bamba is currently the assistant manager at Cardiff City and perhaps the 38-year-old will be promoted from within. Between 2016-2021, the central defender made 112 appearances for the Bluebirds, scoring 10 goals and he was a popular figure among supporters. He's now back at the club in a coaching capacity and might be prepared to throw his hat into the ring after the departure of Sabri Lamouchi.

There was no mention of Bamba after Lamouchi's exit, which leaves everyone in the dark about the former's position at the club right now. It might be that he stays on as an assistant to an incoming manager, although the fact that he's already on the Cardiff City payroll means that he could be a cheap option and already be familiar with the setup at the club.

Could Steve Morison Return to Cardiff?

Steve Morison has emerged as a potential candidate to take charge at Cardiff City, with the 39-year-old having recently enjoyed a spell at the Welsh club. After coaching the Bluebirds' Under-23 team between 2020-21, the former Wales striker came to the fore when Mick McCarthy was sacked and took caretaker charge.

It wasn't long before Morison was rewarded with a permanent contract and Cardiff continued to improve under him, with the manager earning the Manager of the Month award in March 2022 and there were high hopes coming into the 2022-23 season.

However, the team started this campaign slowly, and Morison was sacked on 18 September last year. It could be that owner Vincent Tan is prepared to admit his wrongdoings and re-hire someone who was originally given a contract until the summer of 2023.

Neil Lennon Drifts in Betting

Neil Lennon has been out of work since leaving Omonia in 2022 after a short spell with the Cyprus club. The Northern Irishman has previously had two spells in charge of Celtic as well as roles at Bolton and Hibernian. It might be that the 51-year-old is prepared to consider the vacant role at Cardiff City, with the best football betting sites previously offering single-figure odds that he replaced Mark Hudson before Lamouchi was given the role.

Lennon's time with Celtic certainly means he can handle the big occasion and perhaps the Welsh club will turn to someone who is regarded as a fiery character on the touchline. It might be regarded as a risky appointment by many supporters, however, the fact that he's twice been in charge at Celtic means that he would be able to cope with a club the size of Cardiff City and perhaps he's ready to return to football management in the UK after that spell with Bolton between 2014-2016.

Chris Wilder Another Experienced Manager in the Frame

Chris Wilder has been in charge of five Football League clubs and he can claim to have enjoyed a successful managerial career. The 55-year-old is best known for his achievements at Sheffield United, with the Blades situated in League One when he took charge. They were swiftly able to land promotion to the Championship before reaching the Premier League and then staying in the top flight.

Wilder left Bramall Lane in 2021 with the club struggling to stay afloat. The former Oxford and Northampton boss more recently had a spell with Middlesbrough. Although things went well last season including an FA Cup run at the Teeside club, Boro were loitering near the foot of the Championship table when Wilder eventually left the Riverside this season.

However, he could well make the shortlist for a role such as this one and would clearly bring some organisation to a Cardiff team. Wilder recently had a short spell at Watford when he became the team's third manager of the season, but he will now look for a longer-term project.

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Matthew Glazier for Bookies.com
Matthew Glazier
Matthew Glazier, the former Head of Marketing at bet365, is a veteran in the online betting industry and contributes to Bookies.com.