Simon Grayson had already ripped off his red and white club tie when he took a long gulp of water and embarked on a brutally honest monologue.
Leeds United star Chris Wood and Ipswich Town's Tom Lawrence are both in the running.
Neil Warnock takes charge of his first Cardiff City fixture this Friday but who will struggle to secure a spot in the starting XI?
HITC Sport understands Cardiff midfielder Joe Ralls is in line for a new deal.
Cardiff City midfielder Joe Ralls is wary of the challenge posed by Championship rivals Leeds United, but admits that he does not know much about Neil Redfearn.