Malky is Key!
It has been a bit of a roller-coaster ride since my last article on Cardiff, when I spoke about games they have to look at winning. On the field things are ticking along just nicely, but off the field fans and manager alike are concerned at what Vincent Tan's plans are for the club.
October 29th, 2013
The Malaysian chairman who has already changed the club’s traditional colour of blue to red this month sacked head of recruitment Iain Moody.
Moody, who worked with Malky Mackay at Watford has been replaced by 23 year old Kazakhstani Alisher Apsalyamov on an interim basis. Apsalyamov is thought to be a friend of Tan and appears to have no previous experience in football; however, the real question is – why exactly did Tan sack a man who worked so closely with the manager?
There have been several rumours – including talk over a £15million overspend last summer – but nothing official has been confirmed by any parties. Now it is vital that the chairman does everything in his power to keep the man in charge who got Cardiff back into the top flight after over 50 years out of it!
The press rightly questioned Vincent Tan’s intentions when Moody was removed, with many expecting the former Watford manager to follow his close friend out of the club. Cardiff have officially stated that they are fully behind their manager and have no plans to allow him to leave; however, I can’t help but think this isn’t the end.
The problem is losing the manager could really unsettle the team, and with staying up being the ultimate aim it could compromise these ambitions. Director Steve Borley has insisted that, despite the unexplained dismissal of Moody plans, off the field will not be compromised.
The club has plans to build state-of-the-art grade ‘A’ training facilities near to the current facilities said to be worth over £10million, as well as expansion to the stadium.
So with that positive news it is vital that they keep both the fans and players happy by keeping Malky Mackay, and go full steam ahead with their future ambitions on the field by confirming their Premiership status as soon as possible!