Antonio Mohamed has refused to discuss his sacking from Celta Vigo, according to a report in Diario AS.
Very few people had heard of Mohamed before his arrival at the Galician club and question marks from the get go began over whether or not he could propel Celta into a top six side.
Those questions have now been answered after a poor start to the season, which sees them sit 14th heading into the international break.
Just three wins in 12 games for Celta, added with the 4-2 home defeat to Real Madrid at the weekend means Mohamed has now been relieved of his duties and instantly replaced by former Nantes boss Cardoso.
And, Mohamed has been silent on his departure, telling Diario AS: “I do not want to say too much.
“The decision took me by surprise, but I must be respectful to decisions which are both good as bad and take everything in my stride. I prefer to keep silence on this issue as time will show everything and put everyone in their place.
“Had we beaten Real Madrid, we would have been sixth in the league, which was better than previous years gone by for this club. There was a lot of change in the squad this summer, we had to deal with many injuries while Aspas and Maxi Gomez came back into pre-season late.
“Everybody only sees what they want to see.”
Cardoso has a tough task ahead
Question marks may re-surface however, with Cardoso lasting just four months with the French side after a successful period with Portuguese side Rio Ave.
Cardoso does come with a little added experience however, having been assistant manager at rivals Deportivo La Coruna during the 2012/2013 season.
Cardoso must instantly change a number of problems at Celta, having seen them concede 20 goals in the opening 12 matches.
He will take charge for the La Liga fixture against Real Sociedad on 26th November.