Ex-NUFC duo now “leading contenders” to become the new Cardiff City boss – The Times

Former Newcastle midfielder Lee Bower and ex-boss Chris Hughton are two of the leading contenders to become the new Cardiff City boss according to The Times.

This comes after Neil Warnock parted company with the Bluebirds by mutual consent on Monday, leaving the Championship side on the lookout for a new boss.

Neil Harris – who left Millwall in October – has already held talks with the club according to Gary Jacob’s piece for The Times, but he insists that both Bowyer and Hughton are also being seriously considered.

Bowyer is currently doing a brilliant job with Charlton, with their play-off final win over Sunderland being followed by a strong start to the new Championship season – leaving them 9 points clear of the drop zone and just 6 shy of the play-off spots as things stand.

As for Hughton, he’s been out of management since he was sacked by Brighton in May.

He’s been linked with several Championship jobs since, but is yet to find the right club, with Sheffield Wednesday making an unsuccessful move for him following Steve Bruce’s exit in July.

Bowyer – who made 79 appearances for Newcastle United between 2003 and 2006 – is the more up and coming manager who could be a risk worth taking, while Hughton has proven pedigree in the second tier, helping both ourselves and Brighton earn automatic promotion over the past few years, as well as guiding Birmingham to the play-offs in 2012.

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