Cardiff City are targetting a younger manager with a more offensive style of play as the successor to Neil Warnock according to Sky Sports.

Warnock left the club by mutual consent yesterday (November 11) after three years in charge, which saw him take the Bluebirds from the bottom end of the Sky Bet Championship to the Premier League.

Unfortunately for the Welsh side, their stay in the Premier League was rather short lived and they returned to the second tier after just one season.

They have been unable to muster a real promotion push since their return to the Sky Bet Championship, and both Warnock and the club felt like it was time to part ways.

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A few names have already been linked with the vacant manager’s role at the Cardiff City Stadium. Former Millwall boss Neil Harris is one of the favourites, alongside Charlton Athletic manager Lee Bowyer. In an interview with Sky Sports, Cardiff City chairman Mehmet Dalman outlined the type of manager the club is looking to bring in as Warnock’s replacement.

He said: “Vincent Tan wants to take a much more hands-on involvement in the next manager, which is right. After all, he is the owner of the club.”

“He wants somebody younger, an offensive type of manager. So the process is going on at the moment and we’re down to a very small number of names now.”

Dalman went on to say that he expects the club to have named a new manager within the next 72 hours. Cardiff are not in action again until November 23, when they travel to Charlton Athletic.