Bowyer or Harris for Cardiff?

Cardiff City
Lee Bowyer is on Cardiff's wanted list.

Cardiff City are set to make a quick appointment following the departure of Neil Warnock and it looks to be a two-horse race.

Warnock had done an outstanding job when guiding the Bluebirds to the Premier League, while they fought through much adversity and the tragic loss of Emiliano Sala to try and stay there before being relegated back to the Championship.

Unfortunately for all concerned with the club, Warnock has been unable to get them pushing for an immediate return to the top flight and the amicable decision was made to part company.

Warnock himself admitted that the players needed a fresh voice and now the hunt is on to find it.

Names such as Craig Bellamy and Chris Hughton have been mentioned but, according to local media, neither are in the frame as Cardiff look to make an appointment in the next 72 hours.

Instead, former Millwall manager Neil Harris and current Charlton boss Lee Bowyer are said to be the only two names on the wanted list.

Out of the two, who would be best suited to the Cardiff job at this time?

Harris has Championship experience but not fighting for promotion at the top of it. Saying that, he has earned huge praise for the work he did with the Lions on a limited budget.

The 42-year-old guided Millwall to the Championship from League One and also took them to the FA Cup quarter-finals in 2016/17.

He would represent something of a gamble but, with a better quality squad and bigger transfer budget, Cardiff feel he could be the man to get them back on track.

The fact that he is out of work since leaving the Den last month would also make it a straightforward appointment.

Bowyer is also 42 and it is clear Cardiff are targeting young, up-and-coming managers. The former Leeds midfielder is certainly in that category.

His reputation has skyrocketed since guiding Charlton to promotion from League 1 last season and every managerial job that has become available this season, Bowyer has been linked to.

Owner Vincent Tan is said to be after a manager who plays attacking, dynamic football, so it is easy to see why Bowyer is on the shortlist.

It Could be tough trying to lure him away from Charlton, a club where he has the full support of the board, but the project at Cardiff and the funds available could tempt him.