Steve Morison appointed permanent manager of Cardiff City

Ramasut (left) and Morison (right) previously ran Cardiff's U23 side

Ramasut (left) and Morison (right) previously ran Cardiff's U23 side

STEVE MORISON has been appointed permanent Cardiff City manager until the end of the season and has brought in former Bluebirds captain Mark Hudson as his assistant.

Former Wales striker Morison was placed in caretaker charge of the side following Mick McCarthy’s sacking last month. He oversaw a dramatic comeback 3-3 draw against Stoke City, having been 3-0 down, a 1-0 defeat by QPR and a 2-1 win over Huddersfield to end a 10-game winless run.

Previously Morison had been the club’s Under-23 boss since January 2020. His assistant in that role, Tom Ramasut, also stepped up to the first team and will remain in post until the end of the season.

Hudson previously worked at Huddersfield Town, as U23s boss and caretaker manager, before leaving the Terriers last summer.

Cardiff owner Vincent Tan said: “I have been encouraged by the team’s improved performances over the past three games, with the adoption of a more attractive and progressive style of football.

“What’s more, I think that the excellent work done by Steve and Tom at U23 level this season puts them in the very best position to help develop a talented crop of young players emerging at senior level. I’m also very pleased that Mark is returning to the club as part of the coaching set-up.

“A healthy finish in the Championship this season is, of course, of paramount importance. A review of the side’s progress will be undertaken at the end of the campaign.”

Morison's first game as permanent manager will be on November 20, when the Bluebirds travel to Deepdale to take on Preston. The club will also now begin the recruitment process to fill the vacant U23 Head Coach position.

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