Former Wales striker Iwan Roberts is shocked by developments this week at Cardiff City.
Malky Mackay’s position as manager is under major scrutiny after Vincent Tan made the shock decision to replace transfers chief Iain Moody with Alisher Apsalyamov – a 23-year-old Kazakhstani friend of the Malaysian billionaire’s son.
Roberts told the Daily Star: “I’m gobsmacked. Malky will be shocked, stunned and angry that this has happened behind his back, so it seems.
“Iain 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.
“He has been instrumental in the signings that have been made this summer as well as the signings of Kim Bo-Kyung and Jordon Mutch, so he will be angry over the way Iain has been treated. Iain is hard working, he’s good at his job, an intelligent man and the biggest thing for me is he’s trustworthy. That’s why Malky holds him in such esteem.
“Is it enough for Malky to walk away? It’s a tough one because there has been an issue with players’ bonuses that the owner got involved in.
“Now it’s this. It just seems to be one thing after another with the owner. It’s only the club that will lose out.
“I don’t think Malky will leave Cardiff over this, but he will be bitterly disappointed. Fractures like this aren’t going to help and won’t make his job any easier.”
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