AM Leighton Andrews backs Malky Mackay

15 October 2013 08:18
The Rhondda AM has publicly supported the Cardiff manager. Leighton Andrews, AM for Rhondda and a Cardiff City season ticket holder, has spoken out today about his belief that Malky Mackay staying as manager of Cardiff City is vital.

Mr Andrews said today ‘I welcome the efforts of those who are genuinely seeking to put in place proper procedures of corporate governance behind the scenes. As a founder member of the Cardiff City supporters’ Trust, I support what the Trust has said today that Malky Mackay, whom I was pleased to welcome to the Senedd in May with the team, is one of the best managers the club has ever had’

Writing on his personal blog, under a post entitled “I’m backing Malky” he added:

“Malky Mackay is the best manager Cardiff City have had in a generation. I was proud to welcome him and the team to the Senedd last May to celebrate winning the championship.

“Sadly, since my last post, it has been confirmed that Iain Moody, who was highly rated, not least by Malky and by players like Craig Bellamy, has now left the club.

“I know that good people have been working behind the scenes to give assurances to Malky and to ensure a better system of corporate governance is in place at the club.

“Mystery still surrounds the claimed overspend on transfers, though I have heard from a number of sources that there was no overspend, but there were misunderstandings on the details of accounting for the transfers which have had an impact on cash-flow.

“I hope everyone is aware of how vital Malky is to our staying in the premiership, and I hope that no-one is under any illusions how deeply fans support him. If he were to go it would destabilise the club, and it would have a serious impact on the credibility of those in charge of the club's corporate affairs.”

Source: Cardiff City Online