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Fulham assistant manager Luis Boa Morte is on Cardiff City’s list of contenders to replace Mick McCarthy, according to reports from Wales this afternoon.

Wales Online claims that Boa Morte, who has served as Marco Silva’s number two since the Portuguese head coach succeeded Scott Parker at Craven Cottage this summer, is keen on moving into management and that his agent has communicated an interest in the Cardiff vacancy to the club’s owners. The same report suggests that Boa Morte has also indicated an interest in the Charlton Athletic managerial job after Nigel Adkins was sacked at The Valley.

Boa Morte has only briefly sampled senior management, during a stint with Portuguese third tier outfit Sintrense, and has previously worked with Silva when he was last in an English managerial job at Everton. The popular Portuguese winger made 203 appearances for Fulham during six seasons with the club as a player and kicked off his coaching career by working with the academy set-up at Motspur Park.

Cardiff, who sacked McCarthy after a run of eight straight league defeats, are currently in 21st position in the Championship – just two points above the relegation zone.