Bellamy: Mackay among the best

Striker Craig Bellamy has backed Cardiff manager Malky Mackay and says the club are worse off following the departure of Iain Moody.

Last Updated: 13/10/13 at 09:58 Post Comment

Craig Bellamy: Believes Iain Moody is a 'huge, huge' loss

Craig Bellamy: Believes Iain Moody is a 'huge, huge' loss

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Moody has left his role as Mackay's head of recruitment and been replaced by 23-year-old Alisher Apsalyamov, who is thought to be a friend of Cardiff owner Sri Vincent Tan's son and has little experience in football.

The decision to employ Apsalyamov appears to undermine Mackay's position and Bellamy is keen to show his support for the City manager.

"Iain is a huge loss for us, a huge, huge loss because he is outstanding," he said.

"Any club with Iain Moody is a miles better club, without a shadow of a doubt."

The striker says he rates Mackay as one of the brightest talents in the Premier League and has backed him to bring more success to Cardiff.

"As a manager Malky is the best young British manager out there and what he's done for this club in a short space of time is nothing short of remarkable," he added.

"We've got a group of players and fans who are united - and he's done all that.

"He's responsible for the connection between the fans and the players.

"We are such a tight-knit group now, the discipline he has brought into this club is remarkable.

"I'm just a player, I can only talk from a player's point of view and I can't try and dictate to anyone above me but the simple fact is I am very fortunate as a player to be working with the guy.

"He's certainly brought everyone together at Cardiff and we needed that.

"That's not being disrespectful to the managers who were here before him but he's taken it on to another level.

"He's united the city and being from Cardiff that makes me feel very proud."

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

N

ow is the time for Allardyce to finally get a chance at a big club please. He is likely to have a number of great offers for his services this summer, but who will he choose? Will it be Liverpool, Real Madrid, Dortmund or Man City?

medina_sod
Allardyce leaves West Ham

I

thought exactly this when the Match of the Day pundits were peddling this line. Is it really not okay for fans of a club to have some ambition these days then?

damoceltic
Bored Of Big Sam? It's Your Right...

H

ow magnanimous off him - to leave if he's asked to by the owners? What's the alternative, bunker down in his office claiming squatter's rights if FSG want rid?

feed the bear
Rodgers: I'll go if owners want

Footer 365

Rafael Benitez '99 per cent' certain to be next Real Madrid boss

Rafael Benitez is '99 per cent' certain to be Real Madrid boss, says Carlo Ancelotti's representative Ernesto Bronzetti.

Manuel Pellegrini confident Man City will be stronger next season

Manuel Pellegrini is confident Manchester City will regain the Premier League title next season.

Middlesbrough 0-2 Norwich: Cameron Jerome and Nathan Redmond strike as Canaries seal immediate return to Premier League

Norwich City gained promotion to the Premier League with a 2-0 victory over Middlesbrough in the Championship play-off final at Wembley.

Mail Box

Who Is The Most Complete Striker Ever..?

...the answer is the original Ronaldo, Gerd Muller, Cristiano or Alan Shearer, depending on who you talk to. We also have one signing per Premier League (and promoted team)...

Reviewing Every PL Side's Season...

Time to half-heartedly agree or furiously reject some ratings. The mails also discuss the most complete striker ever in football, as well as Rodgers, Falcao and Bill O'Herilhy.

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company