Former Welsh forward Craig Bellamy has underlined his desire to manage Cardiff City, after revealing his aspirations on Sky Sports’ Monday Night Football.
The Cardiff City legend was asked a number of questions on his debut replacing Valencia coach Gary Neville.
When asked about his preferred managerial role, Bellamy said: “Probably Man City at this present moment, with all the money they have.”
“In an ideal world, probably closer to home at the moment, like Cardiff, like Wales.
“It’s something I’m really close to at this moment and I feel really confident I’d be able to do something about it.”
The promotion hopefuls occupy the final play-off spot, 10 points off Middlesbrough who sit in the second automatic promotion place.
The Welsh outfit have accumulated 29 points from 19 league games this season, yet have only won three out of their previous ten Sky Bet Championship fixtures.
The 36-year-old was asked to take over the Cardiff job on a short-term basis after the departure of Malky Mackay, but declined the offer.
He has since been working with the Bluebirds Academy on a part-time basis and continues to show his passion for the club.
Bellamy has been visiting a number of clubs and feels he is adequately prepared to enter management.
“I’ve really enjoyed my time off,” he mused.
“But over the last couple of months, it’s been really good going into clubs and having a good look around.”
“Last week I was at Ajax for a couple of days and really enjoyed that, trying to (learn), it’s been good.”
Bellamy was favourite to take the manager’s position earlier in the season when results saw them fall off the pace and is heavily involved with his hometown club, if Russell Slade underperforms; he could very well be the man to take the reigns.
Russell Slade’s side face a tricky match with Sheffield Wednesday at the Cardiff City Stadium on Saturday, in a match that both sides will be eager to win, to help cement themselves in the top six of the division.
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