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Cardiff City’s stance over future of under-fire Mick McCarthy becomes clearer

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Cardiff City’s hierarchy are prepared to offer their backing to Mick McCarthy at this stage and are not planning to make a change in the dugout at the moment, according to Wales Online.

The Bluebirds have endured a very challenging period over the last few weeks with their results and performances having suffered a major drop off in the Championship.

McCarthy’s side suffered their fifth successive defeat in the Championship on Saturday with them losing 1-0 at home to Reading.

That run has seen them ship an alarming 12 goals whilst scoring just a single goal which was a consolation in their 5-1 defeat at Blackburn Rovers.

As a result, Cardiff have plummeted down the Championship table and head into the international break in 20th place on 11 points. They are currently only three points above the relegation zone.

Pressure has been mounting on McCarthy as you would expect given the Bluebirds’ poor run of form. Some sections of the fanbase have already started to turn and question whether his long-term future should now remain with the club.

According to the latest report from Wales Online, the Bluebirds’ hierarchy still believe that McCarthy is the right manager to lead them through this difficult period.

They are therefore not planning to make change at this stage with a derby clash looming against Swansea City.

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It is thought that the expectation is that he can get them back to the sort of form that they showed when he first took over partway through last term.

The verdict

Cardiff are taking a gamble here there is no doubt about that. McCarthy obviously has the sort of experience that will prove invaluable in getting the Bluebirds out of their current run of form.

You would back him to at least get them stable again after the international break.

However, the Bluebirds now have a lot of work to do to get anywhere near the top six this season, and that would have been the aim at the start of the campaign.

There are many fans questioning whether McCarthy is the right manager to lead the club to where they want to be over the next few years.

The current run of form suggests that might not be the case, but the experienced manager has the ability to turn things around as he did last term.

The next few weeks are going to be crucial for McCarthy because this support from the club will not last forever and he needs his side to start putting three points on the board.


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