Erol Bulut has revealed he has held "many positive talks" with Cardiff City chairman Mehmet Dalman, but ultimately knows his future lies in the hands of one man.

Owner Vincent Tan will be the man who decides whether the Bluebirds boss stays on for another season, with just four games remaining on the manager's current contract.

While it's not been perfect, Bulut has taken over a team which was battling relegation two seasons in a row and has shot them up to 11th in the table with less than a handful of fixtures to play.

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Chairman Dalman and CEO Ken Choo were at St Andrew's on Wednesday night to witness Cardiff beat Birmingham City 1-0, a result which means the Bluebirds have now won six of their last nine matches and are just one point off reaching the 60-point mark.

Bulut said he had no plans to speak with the Cardiff chiefs immediately after the game in the Midlands, but when asked about his previous talks with Dalman, the man who wanted to bring him here in the first place, about his own future, he said: "With him, we talk many times. Positive talks.

"But in the end, our owner, Vincent Tan, has to make the decision on what he wants for next season and what kind of plans he has, so we are waiting.

"If they think about the new season with me [as manager], they will come to me. If not, they will not. So, then I have to plan my flight tickets back to Istanbul.

"For the club, it is important to make plans for the future. If we want to plan like every club, for the players, for the club, for us it's important to make plans. But sometimes when you are too late with the plans, again you start from the start and this is not good."

Of course, Bulut will have his critics. Tan will likely be unimpressed by Cardiff's attacking play at times this year, their inability to score from open play and the number of chances they create and shots they take. There has been a heavy reliance on set pieces, too.

Bulut accepts the criticism, though. He appreciates it has not been high-octane stuff all of the time. The manager says that if he was to stay on, he would like to develop that style of play and hope to make the good parts more consistent throughout a season.

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"You cannot have every game how you want," he added. "I would like to have the game or how [fans] expect the game for us, but you are not alone on the field, you have opponents.

"Sometimes the opponents will not allow things and maybe we don’t have a good day, during the season we had this many times. Then you don’t have this consistency. This was a key point and why we are maybe not more close to the play offs.

"Sometimes you have to adapt. For some fans it can be boring. Maybe for some it isn't structured. I have a structure – I know what I want from my team and they know what I want to play."

Asked if he would develop the style of play if he was to be kept on, he added: "Of course, we have to see what kind of transfer we can get and then we can also we can change a few things in our game plan."