Inside the methods of Valerien Ismael, the pragmatic fiery coach who is being linked with Cardiff City

17 days ago Wales Online

Cardiff City's managerial search has thrown a new name into the mix this week, with former Barnsley and West Bromwich Albion manager Valerien Ismael shooting up the list of contenders. Joe Chapman, West Brom writer at Birmingham Live explains: "The main reason for fans wanting Ismael to leave was the style of football. Even at West Brom, he was forced to operate under a tight budget, operating mainly in the loan and free transfer market, although he did snap up old pal Dike for around £8m. "His mantra is that he needs the 'right player' for his philosophy, rather than the most expensive or flashiest." Such clarity might just be the tonic needed to give Cardiff the necessary shot in the arm.
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