Next Cardiff City manager betting update: Clear favourite, top five candidates

A look at who is next in line to take over as manager of Cardiff City, including for Celtic and Crystal Palace bosses.

Cardiff City parted ways with Ole Gunnar Solksjaer on Thursday, after a disappointing run of results.

Solskjaer had been in charge for less than a year, and was unable to prevent the club's relegation to the Championship last season.

Here we look at the top five candidates, according to the bookies:

Tony Pulis 4/5

Former Stoke City boss Tony Pulis surprisingly resigned as Crystal Palace manager on the eve of the Premier League season. Renowned for his effective, if less than pretty football, the BBC however report Pulis is not being considered for the role, yet the bookies make him favourite regardless.

Paul Hartley 3/1

Dundee manager Paul Hartley has been linked with the role, yet once again the BBC report he has long-term plans to stay with the SPL club. Despite being second favourite, expect his name to drop down the list of candidates shortly.

Dave Jones 6/1

Former Cardiff boss Dave Jones is a logical contender, not only due to his previous spell in charge at the club, but his past work with Vincent Tan. Jones was asked in January to advise owner Vincent Tan on the club's affairs, with the Mirror claiming the pair are close and the Malaysian was against his original dismissal.

Neil Lennon 13/2

Former Celtic boss Neil Lennon is emerging as a leading contender for the role, report The Mail, currently out of work. He has been working as a pundit in recent months but is thought to be keen to return to management and test himself in England.

Scott Young 12/1

Former Cardiff defender Scott Young is a surprise candidate, but could echo the move of rivals Swansea, who handed Garry Monk the manager's job last season. Young is currently caretaker manager along with Danny Gabbidon and has a chance to prove his credentials in the short-term.

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