Cardiff City head into a new week searching for their next manager.

The Bluebirds have already had plenty of interest in the position, WalesOnline understands, but the hierarchy at Cardiff City Stadium will not be rushing into a decision.

At present they are weighing up the virtues of experience and youth and which path to go down.

It could mean that an appointment is not made for some time yet, with Vincent and Tan and Co determined to get this decision right for the club.

We'll be bringing you the latest goings on in the Welsh capital as Mick McCarthy's successor is sought.

Live updates below:

Latest odds

Bit of movement and a couple of new names entering the bookies' reckoning.

Chris Wilder 6/4

Jody Morris 5/1

Michael Flynn 11/2

Neil Harris 8/1

Chris Hughton 12/1

Michael Appleton 12/1

Steve Morison 12/1

Alan Pardew 16/1

Mark Hudson 16/1

Gareth Ainsworth 18/1

Good morning

Hello and welcome to today's live blog coverage.

We'll be bringing you the latest Cardiff City news throughout the day.

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One positive from Saturday

On what was an otherwise desperate day, Isaak Davies made his professional debut in the defeat to Boro.

A proud moment for him, and there could well be more outings are to come.

The end for Ole?

Nearly all over at Old Trafford.

10-man Manchester United have lost 5-0 at home to Liverpool at Old Trafford.

Would Cardiff fans take him back?

Not sure about that one...

The Brian Barry-Murphy lowdown

There was a viral tweet that did the rounds a while back. You probably remember it. Or at least the memes it spawned.

“Right so ROCHDALE scored this goal and you’re telling me Pep Guardiola isn’t having an influence on English football?"

So said a user on Twitter after a clip of Rochdale's 3-0 win over Southend United emerged online.

Less than two years later, the mind behind that goal was handed the chance to work under Pep himself.

To make the move from senior football to an academy role isn't normally the sort of step taken by an up-and-coming coach, but the chance to develop Manchester City's brightest young stars must have felt like something of a seal of approval for Brian Barry-Murphy.

If anything, the move has only served to further enhance his reputation, with the young Irishman continuing to attract admirers from elsewhere.

One of those is believed to be Cardiff City.

Cardiff have not quite made their minds up on who will replace Mick McCarthy, whose position was clearly untenable after the defeat to Middlesbrough.

Patience will practised in the search for the new man, WalesOnline understands.

Chris Wilder is the bookies' favourite, and it's understood that the former Sheffield United boss is actively looking for new opportunities, but the feasibility of a move to the Welsh capital remains unclear at this stage.

Experience is coveted by certain voices in the Cardiff boardroom, but there is also some enthusiasm for a youthful, vibrant coach, capable of playing attractive football and, crucially, nurturing the young Welsh talent at City's disposal.

Barry-Murphy certainly ticks all those boxes.

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Brian Barry Murphy, Manchester City Under-23's chief, has been linked with the Cardiff City job (Image: Manchester City FC via Getty Images)

Perry - Not many would take Cardiff job

Former Cardiff City man Jason Perry has given another stinging assessment to the BBC, claiming that Cardiff City, at present, is unlikely to appeal to too many top level managers.

"It's a football club that the fans pay a lot of money to watch. All they ask for is a team that works hard, that tries, and a club they can see trying to find a way to be successful.

"They haven't got any of that. There is no way out of this unless Cardiff City have somebody on board that can plan. Unfortunately for Mick McCarthy, he is the manager who has taken the brunt of all the years that have gone before him.

"The lack of planning means they have a changing room with a lack of balance, a lack of characters. You can shuffle it as many times as you want, you can't get a team out there that can win games.

"They have also got no money because managers have been allowed to waste money.

"Cardiff have to plan to get to January and have somebody in place who can grind out results. Then in January, the second plan - that is having somebody who can spend, bring players in who can not only survive but can take us near where we want to see ourselves in the future.

"That isn't cheap. That isn't easy. There aren't a lot of managers out there who want to take Cardiff City in its present predicament."

Jason Perry

Dalman - We're under seige

Cardiff City chairman Mehmet Dalman has described the Bluebirds' current crisis as "the most difficult period of my 10 years at the football club."

The Bluebirds boss delivered a no-holds-barred assessment of where the club stands, on and off the field, in a briefing given to supporters ahead of Saturday's defeat to Middlesbrough.

The search for the new man is part of a rescue package Dalman and owner Vincent Tan are putting together for Cardiff, which also involves a refinance plan for the club.

Cardiff have three legal cases hanging over them - Nantes and Emiliano Sala, former chairman Sam Hammam who is in a £15million-plus lawsuit over his rights as club President, plus former director Michael Issac, who is disputing a shares matter.

Together those cases could be worth in excess of £40m, although Cardiff appear reasonably confident of winning at least one of them, and possibly more.

"We are under siege, financially, politically, legally, football-wise. There are lots of issues we have to come through," admitted Dalman.

But he stressed: "We will navigate through this. We didn't think the football side of things would become so bad and take up so much of our attention, but we will obviously focus on that and do what is right for the club.

"I genuinely find it baffling what went wrong so quickly. We didn't start the season badly, then the bottom has suddenly gone.

"Relegation is a realistic possibility if we don't pull our socks up."

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Cardiff City chairman Mehmet Dalman says the club is facing its most testing period of the last 10 years. (Image: Huw Evans Picture Agency)

Chops backs Hudson

An interesting choice from the former Cardiff City striker...

"For me I would look no further than Mark Hudson who was the captain at Cardiff for many years, he lived in the area, he's done his coaching badges, he's studying the game, I think he would be a great option.

"You look at what Russell Martin's done for Swansea and how they play football, you've got to give these guys a chance, why keep going for someone more experienced?

"Cardiff City have done that for many years and it's not worked out, so they've got to try and look at something different."

Michael Chropra speaking to the BBC

Morrison urges Bluebirds to go in for Flynn

Quest pundit Clinton Morrison has suggested that Cardiff City should hand an opportunity to former Newport County manager Michael Flynn.

Flynn has been linked with the post in the capital before and could be seen as a potential option since leaving his job at Newport, a move that came after he guided them to the League Two play-off final last term.

He said: Someone like a Michael Flynn, why not give it to a young manager.

“Obviously I do know Michael Flynn, but that’s not the reason why I want him to get the job, I think he did a really good job at Newport for many years, and I think why not give a youngster.

“I know fans will say and think oh he hasn’t managed in the Championship, but I don’t care about age if you’re good enough give them a chance because you’ll never know if you’re not good enough.”

Mike Flynn (Image: Gareth Everett/Huw Evans Agency)

When Cardiff will appoint their new man

Cardiff City are ready to take their time with a full and thorough analysis of who their next manager should be instead of rushing into a decision, Wales Online has been told.

The Bluebirds are facing something of a crisis, with eight league defeats on the trot leaving them on the brink of the relegation spots.

But despite fears from some fans of a dip into League One, we have been told the Bluebirds hierarchy will not rush into a panic decision.

They have already been inundated with applications from managers keen to take on the huge task of reviving Wales' capital city club, while they have drawn up their own initial hit-list of candidates.

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Cardiff City owner Vincent Tan (L), chairman Mehmet Dalman (C), CEO Ken Choo (Image: Huw Evans Picture Agency)

Cardiff prepared to be patient

Cardiff City are ready to take their time with a full and thorough analysis of who their next manager should be instead of rushing into a decision, Wales Online has been told.

The Bluebirds are facing something of a crisis, with eight league defeats on the trot leaving them on the brink of the relegation spots.

But despite fears from some fans of a dip into League One, we have been told the Bluebirds hierarchy will not rush into a panic decision.

They have already been inundated with applications from managers keen to take on the huge task of reviving Wales' capital city club, while they have drawn up their own initial hit-list of candidates.

Read the full story here

Vincent Tan, owner of Cardiff City (Image: Getty Images)

Sun backing Hughton for City

The Sun on Sunday has named Chris Hughton as a potential contender for the managerial vacancy at Cardiff City.

The same report names Chris Wilder as another on the Bluebirds’ shortlist as they try to find a replacement for Mick McCarthy.

Hughton was sacked by Nottingham Forest last month after the club failed to win any of their opening seven league games in the Championship, and was replaced by former Swansea City boss Steve Cooper.

Chris Hughton (Image: Getty Images)

An interesting interview from Chris Wilder from a few months ago.

In it he talks about where his next job will likely be.

The job he envisages walking into matches the current circumstances at Cardiff....

"Unless you are David Beckham at Inter Miami, where you can build your own club, you have still got to deal with owners, punters etc. Usually you walk into a club that's broken. No doubt the next job I wouldn't be surprised if I walked into a club that's in a bad position. And I need to use my qualities to turn that around."

Read the full piece here

Former Sheffield United manager Chris Wilder is the early favourite for the vacant Cardiff City job (Image: Michael Steele/Getty Images)

Latest odds

A slight change in the bookmakers' odds overnight.

Chris Wilder - 2/1

Jody Morris - 3/1

Michael Flynn - 5/1

Neil Harris - 6/1

Steve Morison - 12/1

Alan Pardew - 16/1

Alex Neil - 16/1

Craig Bellamy - 16/1

Mark Hudson - 16/1

Gareth Ainsworth - 18/1

Good morning

Hello and welcome to today's coverage of Cardiff's manager search.

We'll be bring you the latets updates throughout the day as the Bluebirds begin their hunt for a new boss.

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Former Celtic boss 'would definitely be interested'

Former Cardiff City and Celtic midfielder Joe Ledley says his old boss Neil Lennon would be interested in replacing Mick McCarthy.

Lennon has been out of work since ending his second spell at Celtic in February following a dismal run of results.

Ledley told BBC Radio Wales before the 'Boro match: "It is a difficult one. I heard rumours Chris Wilder was at the last game so there's links there.

"The person who comes in has to realise there will be no money and it will be a difficult task to turn it around. A lot of players are leaving at the end of the season as they are out of contract.

"It's down to Cardiff to appoint the right person.

"Mark [Hudson] is an up-and-coming manager. I know him very well and he is hungry to get into the game. He may have to wait his time but it would be perfect for him.

"Neil Lennon is still out there who I worked with at Celtic. He would definitely be interested, I know."

Bluebirds won't rush big decision

Cardiff's clash against Preston on November 20 is set to be the new man's first game in charge.

'Never seen a Cardiff team so poor defensively' - Gabbidon

Bluebirds legend Danny Gabbidon gives his view.

"I like Mick as a person but in footballing terms that had to happen", he said.

"Question who comes in now? Lots of issues with the performances that need addressing and I keep saying it, main one being what the team does out of possession. Never seen a Cardiff City team so poor defensively."

Next Cardiff manager odds

Sky Bet have released their betting odds for the next Bluebirds boss, and their shortlist is headed up by Chris Wilder (1/1).

He is, curiously, followed up by Mick McCarthy's predecessor Neil Harris (8/1), Alan Pardew (10/1), Steve Morison (11/1), and Michael Flynn (12/1).

Alex Neil, Craig Bellamy, Mark Hudson and Tony Pulis are all given odds of 16/1.

Read the full list of manager odds here.

Chris Wilder (Image: Getty Images)

'Relegation a realistic possibility'

Cardiff City chairman Mehmet Dalman also addressed the risk of being relegated should results not take a turn for the better,

Speaking before Saturday's defeat, he said: "Relegation is a realistic possibility if we don't pull our socks up.

"There are worse teams than us in the division, but not over the last six to seven games.

"I'm not prepared to take too many risks over the next step because I don't want to be in a relegation battle."

Dalman appeared to rule out the prospect of appointing under-23s manager Steve Morison on a permanent basis, although he will take charge alongside his assistant Tom Ramasut in the short-term.

"I've spent my entire career avoiding risk - and that would be a risk," Dalman added.

"If it doesn't work you're in a relegation battle, and you have an under-23 manager who's never done that before. I'm not prepared to take that risk."

Cardiff City under-23s boss Steve Morison (Image: Cardiff City FC)

McCarthy decision made before Cardiff City v Middlesbrough

Dalman met a group of supporters leaders at Cardiff City Stadium ahead of kick-off to address concerns about the team, where he was asked about the plan of action if Cardiff were to lose an eighth conseuctive league game.

"Same as if we win," answered Dalman.

That would appear to indicate that a decision on McCarthy's future was made before the defeat to Neil Warnock's men today.

The new Cardiff City manager candidates club will consider

Mick McCarthy's days are over as Bluebirds boss, but who might the hierarchy be thinking about as his successor?

Do Cardiff go for another experienced hand to dig them out of this mess, or does Vincent Tan take a punt on a visionary younger manager to take the club forward with more easy on the eye football?

We assess some of the names in the frame Vincent Tan is likely to be considering.

They include Chris Wilder, who was was spotted at Fulham on Wednesday night as Cardiff lost 2-0.

Full candidates here.

Chris Wilder (Image: Huw Evans Picture Agency)

Interim team in charge for three games

WalesOnline understands that Steve Morison and Tom Ramasut will take temporary charge of Cardiff City for the next three games until the international break.

That includes the following fixtures:

Zoom no-show

It was clear something was going on behind the scenes when Cardiff's post-match Zoom press conference was ended without McCarthy showing up while a statement was being prepared by the club.

Cardiff City's full statement

Here is the full statement from the club this afternoon:

"Cardiff City Football Club can confirm that First Team Manager Mick McCarthy and Assistant Manager Terry Connor have left the Club by mutual agreement and with immediate effect.

"We would like to thank Mick and Terry for their efforts during their time with the Bluebirds and wish them all the best for the future.

"Steve Morison and Tom Ramasut will oversee first-team duties at this time, as the Board of Directors begin the process of appointing a permanent replacement."