Annis Abraham : Cardiff City managers – How I’ve rated them



I Will renewing my season ticket for next season 2016-17 no matter how Cardiff end this current season and that will mean I have had a season ticket for 44 Consecutive seasons as of next season.

‘ Malky Mackay ‘ is my all time favourite manager in my opinion. First season with hardly any money took us to the play-off semi-finals and took us to Wembley to play Liverpool who I have disliked since I was a kid in a Cardiff school where everyone in them days supported Liverpool or Leeds,I was the only one supporting Cardiff, so I’ve always had a dislike for both clubs.
My dream was to play Liverpool on the big stage and we did in a Cup Final and we drew 2-2 and only lost on penalties. Ive never felt so proud and happy, plus walking out of the stadium my daughter Annaise said to me, we never really lost did we Daddy as we drew and that brought a smile to my face. Leaving Wembley happy, yet without a trophy.

Then Malky the following season took us up to the Premier League and even though we were Red some how you could relate to Malkys passion that ran through his team, I would call them Malky’s Trojans and thats prob the only thing that kept me going as the Red was killing me. First manager in 51 years to take us up to the Premier League and the only one to win the Championship, but not only win it, win it easily.

Once in the Premier League never in the bottom 3.

My 2nd is Eddie May, loved every minute of his reign, fans were united as one and we would go to the matches looking forward to every game and the atmosphere was second to none.
Plus Eddie May built a team around our local lads, that means a lot.

My 3rd choices are Jimmy Scoular, Frank Burrows & Len Ashurst, I had some of my best times following City under these managers.

‘ How Ive rated Cardiff City’s managers ‘

Jimmy Scoular 8
Lew Clayton 5
Frank O’Farrell 5
Jimmy Andrews 7
Richie Morgan 7
Graham Williams 4
Len Ashurst 8
Jimmy Mullen 7
Jimmy Goodfellow 5
Alan Durban 2
Jimmy Mullen*7
Frank Burrows 8
Len Ashurst 8
Eddie May 9
Terry Yorath 4
Eddie May 9
Kenny Hibbitt 4
Phil Neal 4
Kenny Hibbitt*4
Russell Osman 3
Kenny Hibbitt*4
Frank Burrows 8
Billy Ayre 6
Bobby Gould 6
Alan Cork 7
Lennie Lawrence 7
Dave Jones 7
Malky Mackay 9.5
David Kerslake* 2
Ole Gunnar Solskjær 2
Danny Gabbidon*2 Scott Young*2 Shared 3
Russell Slade 5