Bellamy leaves Cardiff coaching job while being investigated
CARDIFF, England (AP) — Former Wales captain Craig Bellamy says he has temporarily stepped down from his job coaching Cardiff’s under-18 team while being investigated for bullying.
The Daily Mail newspaper reported this week that the parents of a young English player complained to Cardiff about Bellamy’s behavior toward their son, who has since left the club.
Bellamy says he is “saddened both by the allegations and the manner in which they were made and I categorically refute them.”
In a statement, Bellamy added that he “temporarily removed myself from my coaching position in order to cooperate fully with the club’s inquiry.”
The 39-year-old Bellamy says he wants to return to coaching at Cardiff.