Veteran manager Mick McCarthy is always looked at by club in the Championship when turmoil arrives. The former Republic of Ireland boss has been managing clubs up and down England since 1992, and was most recently with Cypriot side APOEL.
However, his time at the club was utterly disastrous and APOEL, who are the record winners of 28 titles in Cyprus, sacked McCarthy after just two months following five defeats, two wins and a draw from eight games.
The ex-Ireland international has won the Championship on two occasions, once with Sunderland in 2005 and again four years later with Wolverhampton Wanderers. However, given Cardiff's title-chasing collapse, McCarthy is going to be brought in more to steady the ship than anything else, and it is a wise decision for the Bluebirds to do so.
The last time McCarthy was in English football was with Ipswich Town from 2012-2018, where he initially saced the club from relegation, before keeping them mid-table for a while, finishing as high as sixth in 2015. As soon as he left Ipswich, the club were relegated that season and have been in League One ever since, so his worth is very clear for Cardiff to see.
Mick McCarthy to Cardiff odds are now at 1/5.