The Cardiff City manager Malky Mackay has said that he wants the supporters to give the former manager Dave Jones of the best welcomes when he visits the ground for the first time since leaving the club. Dave Jones will be bringing his current club Sheffield Wednesday looking to get something out of this match, as they are currently in the relegation zone. He was replaced by Malky Mackay last season and he has so far done a stellar job at Cardiff after guiding them to the top of the table this season. Jones failed for a number of occasions in the play-offs to get promotion to the Premier league with Cardiff City.
He spent six seasons at the club and suffered a number of heart breaks in the play-offs for most of the time. Mackay has praised the achievements of his predecessor at the club by saying that taking the club to numerous play-off finals and an FA Cup final is a great achievement. This should be recognised by the supporters and they should give him a warm welcome. Cardiff have been excellent in the last few matches, as they have dropped just two points in the last four matches. Even though this is a momentous occasion, Mackay wants his players to concentrate on the job at hand.
“To even be at a football club for six years is a huge time. Dave oversaw the move from Ninian Park to the new stadium, took them to the FA Cup final and the play-offs. I think that’s a good achievement. When a manager is sacked people want change, but I hope with time most people will look at the whole period someone was at a club and assess things,” said Mackay. Cardiff City are two points behind Crystal Palace in the table.