Jones ready for challenge
By Tom Adams. Last Updated: January 1, 1970 1:00am
Dave Jones admits that tough decisions may have to be made as he takes the reins at Cardiff City.
The former Wolves boss was appointed on Wednesday in the wake of Lennie Lawrence's departure, and has been given a three-year deal and the task of guiding the Welsh side into the promotion race next season.
After narrowly avoiding relegation this season The Bluebirds have turned to Jones, who has been out of work since leaving fellow Championship side Wolves in November.
Cardiff are currently mired in financial troubles, and Jones was realistic in acknowledging that sacrifices may have to be made if he is to stamp his own image on the squad.
Star performers such as Danny Gabbidon look likely to depart Ninian Park in the summer, although Jones revealed he was encouraged by the openness of chairman Sam Hammam and new executive deputy chairman Peter Ridsdale.
"I was sold by what Sam and Peter said to me," Jones told Sky Sports News.
"It is a challenge but I've always been up for a challenge you know that.
"It is up to me to fight the cause but at the end of the day you'll do what's right for the football club.
"If we need to generate money from elsewhere to bring someone else in that's what we'll do.
"We might not want to do it but we will do what we think is right and with Sam and Peter's experience and mine on the football side we can achieve what we want.
"When I got the call that Sam wanted to speak to me I spoke to him and the biggest thing that impressed me was they told me everything.
"They opened up and there's no hidden agenda and I think that's important.
"We all need to row the same way.
"It's a massive club with massive potential, I have to try and turn potential into what people want."