Cardiff City interim manager Steve Morison believes the Bluebirds are in a relegation battle this season after their dramatic form collapse.
The former Leeds United and Millwall striker has become the temporary boss of Cardiff City Stadium after Mick McCarthy was sacked last weekend.
It’s an eight-game league losing streak that cost McCarthy his job – and that after losing just one of their opening six games.
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Cardiff moved from eighth place in the table on September 12 to its current place in 21st, and they would be in the relegation zone if Derby County had not taken office.
The hunt is on for McCarthy’s replacement, but there is no indication that there will be a quick fix and Morison will potentially have his chance to impress in the dugout.
And he has no illusions about the challenge he faces as long as he manages the club and he fully believes that he is currently in a relegation battle despite his start to the season.
“Try to get results. We are in a battle, a relegation battle to the minute and we have to get out of it ”, Morison said when asked what is expected of him as interim boss, according to Wales Online.
“That’s as far as this conversation has gone.
“I arrived on Monday, took the Under 23s and got them ready for their game on Tuesday. They were sent with the same messages that we gave them all season and had a very good result yesterday.
“But my tenure is Stoke (Saturday) and I’m getting ready for Stoke.”
It’s not nice to hear your own manager say what it’s like as a Cardiff fan, but he’s one of the wrestlers right now and some don’t see it getting much better.
There have been cuts over the summer in the playing squad and it’s clear that is having an effect on the pitch now with these crushing eight losses in a row.
If Morison can somehow string together a few wins before the international break, there is a small possibility that he will be the man who will lead the Bluebirds forward full time.
But he clearly knows it will be a struggle because he has already admitted that a relegation battle awaits them and it is something that they are currently involved in, and that might not please the hierarchy well.