Cardiff City manager Neil Harris has admitted that he is under pressure at the club, following his side’s recent poor run of results.
The Bluebirds were beaten 1-0 by QPR at The Cardiff City Stadium on Wednesday night, a result that means they have no lost each of their last six games in all competitions.
That run has seen Cardiff drop to 15th in the Championship table, 13 points off the play-offs, and nine clear of the relegation zone, and while Harris is confident he can turn things around, it seems he is aware he may have to get that done quickly.
Speaking after that defeat to QPR, the Cardiff boss was quoted by the BBC as saying: “I’ve shown, in my managerial career, that if I’m given time then I can be successful. In football, we are not given time and I understand that.
“I’m being really honest with you, I feel that the pressure is on without a shadow of doubt, because of the expectation of the football club.”
However, it seems as though Harris is aware that whether or not he gets the opportunity to do that, may now be out of his hands, as he added: “But it’s not something I can control. I know that I push my staff hard and prepare in the correct manner, we don’t leave any stone unturned, but results haven’t been good enough.
“That [Harris’ future] is a question for the board.”
Harris has now been in charge of Cardiff for little more than a year, having been appointed to replace Neil Warnock in November 2019.
Next up for Harris and his side is a trip to Oakwell to face Barnsley on Wednesday night.
You do feel as though something needs to change for Harris and Cardiff, and quickly.
Right now it is hard to see where that next win is coming from, and defeats to Wycombe and now QPR in the past few weeks will be particularly concerning, given their own recent struggles.
As a result, those sort of games do feel like opportunities that have been missed by Harris and his Cardiff side, and they also put the pressure on if Cardiff continue to slide down the table towards a relegation battle.
That is something they currently look to be doing, and it would be no surprise if Harris was to be given his marching orders if results do not improve soon, as the club look to avoid that happening.