Vital Football

Latest Cardiff City News

Cardiff's Dave Jones 'Ticking Clock'

Cardiff's Dave Jones 'Ticking Clock'

Cardiff City manager Dave Jones faces an anxious wait to discover the outcome of a board meeting to discern his future at the club. After a woeful run of results, now dating back almost a year, Jones has come under fire and club chairman Peter Ridsdale refused to back his manager in public after a 3-0 loss at Charlton Athletic.


Ridsdale has promised to act if a change is in the club's best interests and will make a decision soon, telling the Western Mail:



'I expect to make a formal statement about the situation here within the next couple of days,'

'I am not prepared to let the obvious confusion and uncertainty which is surrounding the club continue for any length of time.'

'That is only fair on everyone concerned, be that the management or the supporters.'







Jones could be sacrificed, allowing a new manager to come in and assess the squad before the January transfer window. A new man would have some good players to work with and a change could instil some confidence and new ideas into our beleaugured team.



Another move would be to keep Jones as manager, but change other members of the coaching staff. Terry Burton's position is also under threat and a new assistant would be less expensive and less drastic a change.


One final option open to Ridsdale is a possible move of Dave Jones 'upstairs' i.e. to a more hands off role in some kind of Avram Grant or Lennie Lawrence (!) Director of Football capacity. However, attracting a new manager would be more tricky with Dave Jones still at the club.



Whatever happens, we ought to hear about it soon. The support of Dave Jones has dropped dramatically recently and the International break would be the best time to sack him, if that is the option favoured by Ridsdale - check back for the latest at Vital Cardiff City!






Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Join the Vital Fantasy Football League - its Free!

Writer:Bluebirdshroom
Date:Tuesday November 13 2007
Time: 11:04AM

Comments

0
It's not looking good for him.
BlindJak
13/11/2007 12:36:00
0
Got to stick with him i say.
will it ever happen
13/11/2007 18:11:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Cardiff City Articles

Trollope's RW Ahlen Frustration

Cardiff's pre-season tour of Germany will continue with matches against VFL Osnabruck, FC St Pauli & VfL Bochum but the opener against RW Ahlen was moved then abandoned at half time.

Cardiff A Good Move For Richards

Malone's exit with Richards coming the other way from Fulham saw the former Swansea full back Trollope's first Welsh signing, with it a move that should see him step up his career.

New Behaviour Rules For Referees In 2016/17

Well it has been a summer of change for the Premier League and English Football League...

Richards Arrives, Malone Departs

As expected the arrival of Welsh international Jazz Richards from Fulham - with Scott Malone going in the other direction - was confirmed by Cardiff City earlier today.

Archived Vital Cardiff Articles

Vital Cardiff articles from

Site Journalists

Whittingham's Left Peg
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Birmingham MotM
Suggested By: Site Staff
Marshall8%
Peltier2%
Connolly17%
Turner8%
Malone2%
Noone2%
O'Keefe2%
Whittingham2%
Lawrence2%
Pilkington25%
Immers5%
Sub - Zohore0%
Sub - Harris0%
Sub - Ecuele Manga25%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Aston Villa 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 Barnsley 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 Birmingham 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 Blackburn 0 0 0 0 0 0
5 Brentford 0 0 0 0 0 0
6 Brighton 0 0 0 0 0 0
7 Bristol City 0 0 0 0 0 0
8 Burton 0 0 0 0 0 0
9 Cardiff 0 0 0 0 0 0
10 Derby County 0 0 0 0 0 0
11 Fulham 0 0 0 0 0 0
12 Huddersfield 0 0 0 0 0 0
13 Ipswich 0 0 0 0 0 0
14 Leeds Utd 0 0 0 0 0 0
15 Newcastle 0 0 0 0 0 0
16 Norwich 0 0 0 0 0 0
17 Forest 0 0 0 0 0 0
18 Preston 0 0 0 0 0 0
19 Q.P.R. 0 0 0 0 0 0
20 Reading 0 0 0 0 0 0
21 Rotherham 0 0 0 0 0 0
22 Sheff Wed 0 0 0 0 0 0
23 Wigan 0 0 0 0 0 0
24 Wolves 0 0 0 0 0 0
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Recent Cardiff City Results (view all)

Cardiff City Fixtures (view all)