Listed below are your Cardiff City switch headlines for Tuesday, Might 24.
Dibble departs Cardiff
Goalkeeping coach Andy Dibble has departed Cardiff City after five-and-a-half years, the membership have confirmed.
Dibble was absent for Cardiff’s remaining recreation of the season, away at Derby County, nonetheless Steve Morison insisted he could not tackle the state of affairs. Nonetheless WalesOnline later confirmed it had been agreed that the 57-year-old would go away the membership.
That has certainly been confirmed, with the membership on Tuesday releasing the next assertion: “Cardiff City FC can confirm that Andy Dibble has left his position as First Team Goalkeeping Coach, after five and a half years in the role.
“Andy returned to the membership in 2017 having begun his taking part in profession with the Bluebirds in 1982. He would make 62 appearances for City previous to embarking on a storied taking part in and training profession that will convey him again full circle to the Welsh capital.
“Dibs leaves with our utmost thanks and very best wishes for the future.”
Dibble, whose spectacular report of scouting included bringing in goalkeepers similar to Neil Etheridge, Alex Smithies and Dillon Phillips, mentioned: “I’ve thoroughly enjoyed my time with my hometown club, where I started aged ten. I will always treasure the two club awards won by our goalkeepers during my coaching years here and our promotion to the Premier League will always be highlight.
“I would wish to thank the followers for his or her great assist. I’d additionally wish to thank my household and pals for all they did for me throughout my time on the membership, I want the membership all the very best.”
Cardiff are currently looking for someone to take up the role ahead of next season.
Mendez-Laing on the move again
Former Cardiff winger Nathaniel Mendez-Laing could be on the move again amid reports he won’t be kept on at Sheffield Wednesday next season.
The Owls missed out on promotion to the Championship, losing to Wycombe Wanderers in the semi-final of the League One play-offs. Sunderland eventually beat the Chairboys to book a spot in the second tier next term.
Mendez-Laing joined the Hillsborough outfit last November, having been released by Middlesbrough after half a season on Teesside. That move came after he had his contract terminated by Cardiff City for what the club described as a breach of contract – it later transpired that the 30-year-old had tested positive for cocaine in a drugs test.
And he has since struggled to really hit the levels he found during his time with the Bluebirds. He managed just 19 appearances for Darren Moore’s side last season.
The Owls released their retained list earlier this week, stating that Mendez-Laing had been made an offer to stay at the Yorkshire club. However, Sunday Mirror sports editor Darren Witcoop claims he will be moved on once again this summer.
Imminent player departure expected
Sam Bowen’s transfer to Newport County is expected to be confirmed within the next 48 hours, WalesOnline understands.
The central midfielder, 21, broke through into Mick McCarthy’s first team at the beginning of the season and produced some bright outings. McCarthy even said Bowen was “totally different class” in the club’s Carabao Cup defeat against Brighton at the beginning of the campaign
However, some inconsistent performances followed, as well as an injury to his plantar fascia. The foot issue really set him back and by the time he had recovered Steve Morison had been put in charge and the landscape had changed somewhat.
Morison brought back Ryan Wintle from his loan and signed Tommy Doyle on loan from Manchester City. The manager also made clear his thoughts on young Eli King, who also usurped Bowen, who is the son of former Bluebirds player Jason, in the midfield pecking order.
Bowen’s departure brings to an end his 15-year stay at the club, having joined the Bluebirds aged six. He will link up with his former coach at Cardiff, James Rowberry, at League Two Newport this summer, where he will hope to kick on his career.
It comes after another fellow midfielder, Keenan Patten, who was a regular fixture alongside Bowen in the under-23s for a number of years, announced his departure. You can read more about that here.
Warnock and McCarthy in Barnsley mix
Former Bluebirds managers Neil Warnock and Mick McCarthy are both among the bookmakers’ favourites to take over at Barnsley.
Warnock has been out of work since leaving Middlesbrough last November, however he did announce his retirement back in April (then again, when did that stop him?). You can read WalesOnline’s exclusive interview with him last week here.
Another of interest to Cardiff fans is McCarthy, who was sacked by the Bluebirds last October after overseeing eight straight defeats. McCarthy’s hometown club is Barnsley, of course.
The Tykes, who suffered relegation to League One last season, sacked coach Poya Asbaghi last month.
Latest manager odds at Barnsley:
Michael Duff: 1/2
Neil Warnock: 3/1
Martin Devaney: 12/1
Mick McCarthy: 16/1
Denham called up by Wales
Cardiff City’s Oliver Denham has earned his first Wales senior call-up ahead of the crucial World Cup play-off final against either Scotland or Ukraine on June 5.
Everton striker Nathan Broadhead, who enjoyed a stellar season on loan with Sunderland, has had to withdraw through injury. Uncapped Ipswich Town’s Wes Burns, who can play right-back or on the right wing, has also been called up alongside Bluebirds defender Denham.
Rob Page’s side have five games in 14 days in June, four of which are in the Nations League and then there is that all-important clash at Cardiff City Stadium a week on Sunday, which will decide whether Wales reach their first World Cup finals since 1958.
Denham has previously represented Wales at youth level. You may learn the complete story right here.