Cardiff City boss delivers Sheffield United verdict after accepting job on eve of Blades clash

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Mark Hudson has accepted the chance to become Cardiff City’s next manager ahead of this weekend’s home clash against Sheffield United.

The interim boss has agreed to continue his role until the end of the current season, after the former club captain took the reigns following the sacking of Steve Morison back in September.

“They are a good team, under Paul Heckingbottom,” Hudson said of United, who travel to South Wales third in the Championship table. “They have some good players. We have to be much better than we were on Tuesday night. We want to go into the break on a high.”

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Cardiff lost 3-2 to Hull City in midweek, the club’s fifth loss in Hudson’s 10 games in charge so far. "I have been offered [the job] until the end of the season which from my point of view is great," Hudson added.

"For the staff, the players and for everyone involved it is some clarity which is what we needed. It's in the process of being drawn up. Hopefully with the quick turnaround we will probably look for it all to be done by Saturday."

United will face two players bound for the Qatar World Cup after Rubin Colwill and Mark Harris were named in former Blade Rob Page’s Wales squad for the tournament.

Mark Hudson, the manager of Cardiff City (Ryan Hiscott/Getty Images)Mark Hudson, the manager of Cardiff City (Ryan Hiscott/Getty Images)
Mark Hudson, the manager of Cardiff City (Ryan Hiscott/Getty Images)

"What an achievement,” Hudson said. “As soon as the announcement was made I was on the phone to message them both. It's huge for the football club and huge for Wales to have them in the squad.”

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