Neil Warnock, the former Sheffield United and Rotherham manager, could be on course for another meeting with Sheffield Wednesday after being installed as favourite to become the next Cardiff City boss.
Warnock, who led United to the Premier League in 2006, is odds-on at Sky Bet to replace Paul Trollope as boss of Cardiff - who face Wednesday in just over a fortnight’s time, in Wales.
Sky Bet make it 10/1 that Wednesday face another familiar face in Dave Jones on October 19.
“Cardiff City Football Club can confirm that Paul Trollope’s contract has been terminated with immediate effect,” a Bluebirds statement said.
“We’d like to thank Paul for his efforts and wish him the very best of luck for the future. Assistant coach Lennie Lawrence and performance director Ryland Morgans have also left the club with our best wishes.
“An announcement regarding Paul’s successor will be made in due course.”
Another former Blade, Steve Bruce, is 12/1 with Sky Bet. Warnock kept Rotherham United in the Championship last season.