Date: 16th May 2015 at 5:40pm
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Jay Bothroyd has not only been critical of manager Russell Slade he’s also said that his former Cardiff teammate Craig Bellamy should be appointed as our manager with him the right man to take us forward.

Bellamy’s currently working with the Welsh FA doing his coaching badges, and has previously been linked with Cardiff with him reportedly already deciding before that this wasn’t a job for him at the time but Bothroyd’s told the BBC that this would be great job for him now as the clubs he’s worked at, and manager’s worked under, added reason as to why he would be ready.

‘The manager’s job at Cardiff would be a great first job for him.

‘He’s worked with great managers and trained with great clubs over the years. I’m sure he’s taken a lot of things on board.’

Relegation saw the crowds drop this season and it’s anticipated that they’ll drop again next season after a poor season in the Championship with many fans critical of Slade’s style of football, which isn’t likely to see people keen to ‘pay money’ for this

‘No fan is not going to want to pay money to watch that kind of football.

‘They’ve played too many long balls. The fans have been used to exciting football.

‘The manager obviously implements his style of play on the team. Nothing against Russell Slade but I don’t think that he’s improved the team at all since he took over.’

Would Bellamy be the one to bring the exiting football back to the Cardiff City Stadium? Bothroyd feels he was as even in training he was always keen to see football played, chances created and goals scored.

Bothroyd not only played alongside Bellamy at Cardiff they also played together at Coventry so he knows Bellamy as well as most and feels that he would get us playing ‘exciting football’, which is what we want to see and it would also bring results.

‘Even as a player he was the first to have a go at people in training. He wanted to see the team pass the ball more and create more chances.

‘He would implement a style of football he’d enjoy, exciting football.

‘I’ve got great respect for him. He’s one of the most professional players I’ve played with.’

I’m not sure how much Bothroyd would have seen of us from his base in Japan, where he now plays, but he’s right that the football hasn’t been attractive to watch but there’s also no guarantee Bellamy could bring success is there no matter the passion his has for this club.

Slade, it seems, will be our manager at the start of the season at least.

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