Cardiff sack staff member over leak

Apr 11, 2014 - 3:31 PM Cardiff City have sacked one staff member and are set to discipline another over claims their team to play Crystal Palace was leaked to the London club, Britain's Press Association reported Friday.

Cardiff manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer earlier dismissed suggestions of any involvement by a member of the Welsh club's squad.

Mehmet Dalman, the Welsh club's chairman, has been in contact with the Premier League over the incident.

Cardiff lost the match 3-0, a defeat that left the relegation-threatened side second bottom in the table ahead of Saturday's match away to Southampton.

Palace sporting director Iain Moody worked for Cardiff until earlier this season before joining Palace in November.

There had been reports Cardiff were worried he had used his connections with his former club to find out the team that started against Palace.

However, Moody denied those allegations, telling the Sun: "That is incredibly, extraordinarily untrue. That is untrue, completely untrue."

Cardiff are currently six points adrift of safety, with just five games remaining.

Asked about the allegations at his pre-Southampton press conference on Friday, former Manchester United star Solskjaer said: "My week has been on how we can give ourselves the best chance against Southampton.

"I think I have seen every one of my players and I don't doubt anyone's pride, honesty, loyalty, integrity, professionalism. They have all been fantastic this week.

He added: "I am not talking about Crystal Palace. We've got Southampton, and that's my job to get ready for that game. When you are in a football club, you stick together. That's the key."

Source: AAP

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