FORMER Celtic midfielder Joe Ledley reckons his old manager Neil Lennon is interested in taking the reins at Cardiff City after the English Championship club parted ways with Mick McCarthy at the weekend.

Ledley - who moved from the Welsh club to Parkhead in 2010 and spent four years in Glasgow working under Lennon - feels the Northern Irishman could be just the man to turn things around at the Cardiff City Stadium.

McCarthy was sacked within hours of Cardiff's home defeat to Middlesbrough on Saturday - the Bluebirds' eighth consecutive loss - with Under-23s boss Steve Morison placed in charge in the interim.

Former Sheffield United manager Chris Wilder is the bookies' favourite to land the role but Ledley feels that Lennon ticks all the right boxes for the job - as does former Cardiff centre-back Mark Hudson.

He told the Scottish Sun: "The person who comes in has to realise there will be no money and it will be a difficult task to turn it around.

Glasgow Times:

"A lot of players are leaving at the end of the season as they are out of contract.

"It’s down to Cardiff to appoint the right person. I worked with Neil Lennon at Celtic and he would definitely be interested.

"And Mark Hudson is an up-and-coming manager. I know him very well and he is hungry to get into the game.

"He may have to wait his time but it would be perfect for him."