Cardiff City boss Malky Mackay has urged Craig Bellamy to take his time entering management.
Bellamy has made it clear he wants to become a manager â€“ and has already been linked with the Wales job if Chris Coleman vacates the position following Walesâ€™ disappointing World Cup qualifying campaign.
â€śWhether Craig will be a good manager or not will be up to him,â€ť said Mackay. â€śBut he does need to go through his seven years of study that you must do, rather than cut corners, to give himself the best chance of success.
â€śItâ€™s important to do the (Uefa) Pro Licence and study hard, study the best coaches in the world. When I did the Scottish Pro Licence we had 25 guest speakers in a year and a half, a lot of men experienced in different fields.
â€śYou must give yourself the best chance you can because when you do stand there as a manager you are judged from the very first moment.
â€śIt can go wrong quickly thereâ€™s a lot of first-time managers who, if they lose their job in the first nine months, never get a job again.â€ť
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