Former Wales striker Iwan Roberts is shocked by developments this week at Cardiff City.
Malky Mackayâ€™s position as manager is under major scrutiny after Vincent Tan made the shock decision to replace transfers chief Iain Moody with Alisher ÂApsalyamov â€“ a 23-year-old ÂKazakhstani friend of the ÂMalaysian billionaireâ€™s son.
Roberts told the Daily Star: â€śIâ€™m gobsmacked. Malky will be shocked, stunned and angry that this has happened behind his back, so it seems.
â€śIain is a trusted member of his backroom staff. When he got the job at Cardiff, Malky had no second thoughts when it came to getting Iain as his chief scout.
â€śHe has been instrumental in the signings that have been made this summer as well as the Âsignings of Kim Bo-Kyung and Jordon Mutch, so he will be angry over the way Iain has been treated. Iain is hard working, heâ€™s good at his job, an intelligent man and the biggest thing for me is heâ€™s Âtrustworthy. Thatâ€™s why Malky holds him in such esteem.
â€śIs it enough for Malky to walk away? Itâ€™s a tough one because there has been an issue with Âplayersâ€™ bonuses that the owner got involved in.
â€śNow itâ€™s this. It just seems to be one thing after another with the owner. Itâ€™s only the club that will lose out.
â€śI donâ€™t think Malky will leave Cardiff over this, but he will be bitterly disappointed. Fractures like this arenâ€™t going to help and wonâ€™t make his job any easier.â€ť
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