With the revelations surrounding Malky Mackay and Iain Moody’s time at Cardiff still fresh in the memory, it is somewhat telling that following our sporting director’s decision to step down from his role last week, the amount of news making its way into newspapers and onto social media, regarding who we may or may not be speaking to has all but disappeared.
Whilst the initial reaction to Moody’s transgressions focused entirely on his text and email exchanges with Mackay, it has now become evident that he may well have been responsible for a large amount of the information being leaked from within the club over the last few weeks and months.
Not just in terms of our recent managerial search, but also our transfer targets, disagreements with Pulis and discussions over player bonuses, the period in which he was employed in SE25 was packed full of tales of what was taking place inside the boardroom.
Of course, there is little in the way of proof to back up claims that Moody had been feeding the press information, but it does seem strange that we as supporters are now completely uncertain of who the club are talking to over the vacant manager’s post, after being so clued up in the initial days of the search.
Indeed, even Tim Sherwood admitted that Moody was present during his interview over the role, before making reference to the pace with which news of the discussions made its way into the public domain. In truth, Moody’s presence seems to have been a key factor in the press’ hour by hour updates in the immediate aftermath of Tony Pulis’ departure.
From a fans perspective, it’s incredibly frustrating to be kept in the dark over our plans for the managerial appointment, but in reality it’s far better for the club to be able to keep their business quiet, in comparison to the media free for all in weeks gone by.
Hopefully, we’ll have a concrete answer over the new boss soon enough, without the press getting wind of our deliberations beforehand; just as it should be.