Skip to main content Skip to site footer

Cardiff City caretaker duo carry on

2 October 2014

Caretaker managers Scott Young and Danny Gabbidon will again take charge of Cardiff City for the Sky Bet Championship game at Blackpool on Friday night.

Cardiff owner Vincent Tan revealed this week that former Leyton Orient manager Slade is helping the Welsh club on a consultancy basis ahead of his proposed move into the Bluebirds' hot-seat.

Slade resigned as Orient manager on September 24 but Cardiff have yet to agree a compensation package with the League One club for the 53-year-old's services.

Young and Gabbidon have overseen a home victory over Sheffield Wednesday and draws at Derby and Brighton in the Championship since taking charge of the team following Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's departure two weeks ago.

And Young does not know how long that state of affairs will continue, even if Slade is expected to be confirmed as Cardiff manager before the end of the international break and ahead of the visit of Nottingham Forest on October 18.

"Who knows?" Young said. "We've had conversations again with Tan and the chairman (Mehmet Dalman) and as we stand now we are preparing the team for the Blackpool game as normal.

"We've just been told to continue the job until it changes.

"It's been a tough 12 days, long days, but this is ultimately where we want to be.

"It's come a lot earlier than we thought but we're both quite passionate that this is the road we want to take and we've really enjoyed it.

"We were asked to take charge of this football club for one game, it's rolled on to three and four and we've done okay."

Advertisement block