Cardiff City boss Mick McCarthy is coming under concerted pressure at the helm of the South Wales club after what has been a pretty poor start to their Sky Bet Championship campaign.
Having recruited well over the summer and kept together the majority of their existing squad, many will have tipped the Bluebirds to be one of the sides that would be aiming for a top six finish this term.
However the Welsh side have struggled to get going so far and as a result they find themselves currently occupying 18th place in the league standings after 10 games played.
Here, we discuss McCarthy’s future at the Cardiff City Stadium as the pressure continues to build.
What do we know so far?
The Bluebirds have been hammered in both of their last two games in the league and as a result of this, the majority of the fans have been asking questions about McCarthy’s future and have been questioning as to whether he is the right man for the job.
As highlighted in a recent interview with the BBC Sport, former Cardiff players Nathan Blake and Danny Gabbidon have alluded to the problems that start from the top at the club.
There is clearly no clear vision for how the hierarchy wants football to be played and as a result the supporters have been served up the same, long ball, direct and quite frankly bland football.
In addition to this the pressing style that was employed by McCarthy when he first got the job last season has vanished and been replaced by reserved and pretty defensive starting line ups even when they play at home.
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Is a sacking likely to happen?
The manager himself recently admitted that he understood the frustrations and anger of the fans after recent results and has vowed to turn things around.
However actions will speak louder than words in this case and with a tricky run of fixtures coming up over the next few weeks – including the South Wales derby against arch rivals Swansea City – the pressure will once again weigh heavily on the 62-year-old.
Cardiff have shown in the past that they will be cut throat in their decisions if needs be and McCarthy will no doubt be aware that he needs a positive outcome from his next few games if he is to hold onto the job that he hasn’t been in for that long.
Only time will tell if McCarthy’s Cardiff City adventure has run it’s course or not, with results sure to decide his fait.