Former Cardiff City defender Sol Bamba is set to be named Cardiff City manager, after the departure of former manager Sabri Lamouchi.
The Frenchman was brought in after the sacking of Mark Hudson this season, and tasked with keeping the club afloat, amid the threat of relegation to League One.
He managed that, just pipping Reading to the 21st spot in the league (despite Reading suffering a 7 point deduction). His contribution was appreciated by the fans, but his unspectacular performance led to his departure from the club.
While his departure was announced yesterday, as well as the staff he brought with him, assistant manager Sol Bamba was excluded from that statement.
This led to speculation that he could be offered the job, which was been confirmed by talkSPORT earlier today.
In their latest Twitter post, talkSPORT said; “BREAKING: Sol Bamba is set to accept the manager’s job at #CardiffCity. Bamba was assistant to outgoing boss Sabri Lamouchi, and the Frenchman has given Bamba his blessing. – talkSPORT sources understand”
Sol Bamba will become Cardiff City’s fourth manager in the past year, after the disappointing performances of Steve Morison, Mark Hudson and the aforementioned Sabri Lamouchi.
This level of unrest at Cardiff City has plunged the club into turmoil, with the controversy surrounding the death of former player (according to FIFA) Emiliano Sala stopping the club from spending money on players.
Not that the club has any money to sign players, despite their stint in the Premier League just a few years ago. Times are tough at Cardiff City, with fans calling for owner Vincent Tan to sell the club, echoing sentiments from his controversial colour change from a decade ago.
However, Wales Online report that the deal for Sol Bamba is not yet done, with the Bluebirds still exploring options for their new manager.
Cardiff are in dialogue with a number of potential candidates, with Bamba one of the contenders who could potentially be in the mix, with the recruitment process well under way. They are ramping up their bid to find the next manager, with time of the essence and the transfer window rapidly approaching.Wales Online
Whoever is appointed as the new Cardiff City manager will have a huge job on his hands. With a squad that barely stayed in the league, thanks to Reading’s point deduction, and very little-to-no money to spend on new players, time may be up for Cardiff’s stay in the Championship.