It is now official: Neil Warnock is gone as Cardiff City manager.

And just as Warnock made a mutual agreement with the club to step down, several names floated to become his successor as the club looks to salvage its promotion run in the Sky Bet Championship to make a return to the Premier League.

The likeliest to replace Warnock is Neil Harris.

According to an odds report by Sky Bet, Harris, who just left Millwall, is the frontrunner for the Cardiff job with 4-to-5 odds or a 55.6 percent probability that he will take the coaching chores for the club.

Harris is not that new to Cardiff as he actually played for the team in 2004 through a loan spell with Millwall.

Prior to his resignation, Harris helped Millwall get promoted to the Sky Bet Championship after playing in the Sky Bet League One in 2017 while making a dream run in the FA Cup that saw the club knocking out no less than then-reigning Premier League champ Leicester City.

However, next in line to Harris is an active player, Sol Bamba.

The defender from Ivory Coast was suddenly thrown into the mix and actually has the second-best chance of replacing his former mentor as Cardiff gaffer at 3-to-1 odds or a 25 percent probability.

Upon hearing Warnock's resignation, Bamba was vocal about it, saying that he and his teammates "are all very very devastated."

"He's a very very good man. That's the most important thing for me and for all the lads," Bamba added as per his interview with Sky Sports.

On the other hand, current Newport County coach Michael Flynn is third in the Cardiff managerial race, and he is pitted at a 6-to-1 or 16.7 percent chance of getting hired.

However, Flynn just re-signed with Newport, which could complicate matters.

Meanwhile, The Daily Mail's Ollie Lewis reported that Lee Bowyer is being eyed as the new Cardiff manager if the negotiations with Harris fall out.

However, in the Sky Bet odds update, Bowyer is a 16-to-1 odds to get the job, relatively not as good as the odds for four more candidates, Aitor Karanka (9-to-1), Craig Bellamy (10-to-1), Chris Hughton (12-to-1), and Robbie Earnshaw (14-to-1).

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