IAN Holloway believes new Cardiff City boss Russell Slade will have to manage upwards if he is to be successful at the Welsh club.
But Holloway is glad to see Slade being given a chance at a Championship side, having led Leyton Orient to last season's League One play-off final on a shoestring budget.
The Bluebirds are owned by controversial Malaysian billionaire Vincent Tan.
Slade, who brings Cardiff to The Den this weekend, has won his first two games in charge.
"He's made a good start and he had to because the bloke he works for is very expectant and so is their crowd," said Holloway.
"Good luck to him and it's nice to see someone who hasn't been at this level before get a chance and he deserves it because he's a wonderful fella.
"I hope he learns to manage all his players downwards and the people above him.
"Cardiff look a really good team. They've got a decent strikeforce and a huge squad – if you look at who Russell isn't using and isn't playing, it's scary."