Oxford United’s vacant managerial post is of interest to former Cardiff City manager Steve Morison, Football League World has claimed.
Oxford United are on the hunt for a new boss after deciding to part ways with manager Karl Robinson last weekend.
The long-serving boss had been a success at the Kassam Stadium, serving well and leading them to a number of promotion pushes. However, the U’s had performed far under par this season, and with relegation still a threat, the club decided to take action last weekend.
As it stands, a new manager is yet to come through the doors too, but one interested party has now emerged.
Football League World claims that the currently out-of-work Steve Morison is keen on the vacant post at Oxford United.
The 39-year-old has been out of the game since he was surprisingly sacked by Cardiff City back in September. He had led the Bluebirds’ summer makeover and drew praise for their improvement in play style but was ultimately fired after a poor start to the campaign.
A solid option?
Morison, despite being sacked by Cardiff City, only really saw his stock rise after his time in South Wales. The fans had been longing for football that was easier on the eye and Morison looked to be delivering that after an admittedly tough period gelling the new squad.
However, he wasn’t really given the chance to take them forward after a summer makeover, and many would argue he’s deserving of another opportunity in the dugout.
Oxford United could be a good fit for Morison, but the need for improvements would be instant. With the Yellows now precariously above the relegation zone by only five points, the new boss needs to be able to get things moving in the right direction immediately.
It remains to be seen if Morison is the man for the job though, with Oxford sure to be considering plenty of options.