Cardiff City captain Sean Morrison has said Neil Warnock is the “right man” to promote the team back to the Premier League.
The 70-year-old boss, who confirmed he will be retiring at the end of the season, led the Bluebirds into promotion, but the team were relegated back to the Championship before the end of last season.
“He’s brought life back to the club”, Morrison told ITV Wales sports reporter Beth Fisher.
“He’s highly thought of here. What he’s done over the last three seasons is fantastic.
“I’ve been here a while now and when the gaffer walked through the door, he’s one of the people who brings light into a room and the job he’s done is second to none.
“He got us into the ‘promised land’ and obviously it didn’t work out last year but if there’s anybody in charge who can get us back up there again it’s him.”
Cardiff have not got off to the greatest start after losing their first game of the 2019/20 season to Wigan.
“It’s something in hindsight we probably might’ve needed – that kick to bring us back down to earth”, Morrison said.
“Last season was a brilliant season but a tough one.
“We know it’s going to be a hard fight [in the Championship] and if we can pick ourselves up after a disappointing first weekend and kick on with the first home game on Saturday”.
On Warnock’s impending retirement Morrison said, “I don’t think there’ll be many managers ever again like him.
“He’s got so much personality and charisma – especially when he’s round all the boys.
“When he finishes it’ll be a sad day for football, but he fully deserves it and he’s had an incredible career.
“We’re hoping to send him off on a high.”