Sunday 12 May 2019 19:25, UK
Neil Warnock will hold talks with the Cardiff hierarchy over his future on Monday and will seek assurances over investment in the squad in search of promotion back to the Premier League.
The 70-year-old will enter the final year of his contract this summer with his position uncertain as the Bluebirds were relegated as the third-from-bottom side after one season in the top-flight.
Warnock believes Cardiff are in the same position as Burnley when they were relegated in 2015, and he will ask for the investment necessary to earn promotion from the Championship again next term.
Owner Vincent Tan has recently put on record his desire for Warnock to remain at the helm, and, after beating Manchester United at Old Trafford on the final day, the manager suggested he wants the same.
"I'm meeting up tomorrow with the chairman and the chief executive," he told Sky Sports. "I've not personally heard from the owner. I've just heard what he said to the media.
"So I'll have a good chat tomorrow with the lads. But when you see this today, it makes you really proud to be the manager of a club like this.
"We're going to be talking about everything. We're going to be losing good players like Victor Camarasa, Harry Arter, Oumar Niasse - and we've got one or two injuries as well that will take a few months to clear up - so we're going to need some help.
"But I don't want us to just tick along. We've got to have a go, like Burnley did. I think we're in that situation like Burnley were when they went down first off. I spoke to Sean (Dyche).
"They built a training ground. We've got plans now passed for that. It's not easy to come straight back up. You've just got to look at this year. Only West Brom [from the sides relegated in 2017-18] got in the play-offs. The other two have really fallen by the wayside this season.
"So it's not easy. But I think we're in a good place at the moment. Don't forget I know what the Championship is like. It's difficult. We don't take anything for granted. That's why we need a few players."