Former Leeds United defender Sol Bamba is set for his job in management at Cardiff City.
That is according to talkSPORT reporter Alex Crook, who claims Bamba is set to accept the job after holding talks with the Bluebirds’ hierarchy.
Bamba will become Cardiff’s fourth permanent manager since the start of the 2022/23 season, with another former Leeds player Steve Morison the first to be given the boot in September.
Mark Hudson and Sabri Lamouchi both also had permanent spells in charge of the Welsh side across the course of the campaign; the latter of which was able to keep the club in the Championship by the skin of its teeth.
Bamba to become Cardiff boss, Warnock loves him
Bamba made over 50 appearances during his 21-month stay at Leeds, eventually becoming the club’s captain and winning respect from supporters for his outspoken views on much maligned chairman Massimo Cellino.
The 38-year-old then enjoyed an extremely successful spell at Cardiff, where he worked under former Leeds boss Neil Warnock for the first time.
Warnock thought so much of Bamba he even publicly rated him higher than Liverpool centre back Virgil van Dijk, before then bringing him to Middlesbrough.
It was at Boro that Bamba eventually called time on his playing career and at the beginning of this year, he took his first foray into coaching as Lamouchi’s assistant at Cardiff.
After helping the former Nottingham Forest boss secure the Bluebirds’ safety, Bamba has now been offered the position as his replacement after owner Vincent Tan opted against handing him a new deal.
Lamouchi has reportedly given Bamba his ‘blessing‘ to replace him in the dugout at the Cardiff City Stadium, which will be his first managerial position.