There have recently been more and more players that are starting to take up the position of manager/player of a specific club. This is the case of Ryan Giggs with Manchester United as he assists Louis van Gaal in the tactical side of the club and even more recently is the case of Didier Drogba with Chelsea as he made his return to the club where he was once considered to be one of the best players in the world and the Ivorian forward aids Jose Mourinho with decision making as well as making appearances and performing in certain matches.
Danny Gabbidon is one of the latest players to join the wagon as the Wales defender has made his return to Cardiff City in a one year long deal that will be seeing the 35 year old player turning into a first team player-coach of Cardiff City.
Gabbidon performed for Cardiff City between the years of 2000 and 2004 where he formed part of the squad that managed to push Cardiff City from the third league division to the Championship League as the Welshman made over 190 appearances for the team.
“It’s a chance for me to come back to a club that’s close to my heart. I was really delighted to accept the offer. This is the club where it all took off for me. When I came to Cardiff was when I really developed as a player. I owe a lot to the club so to have a chance to come back here and help the team is as exciting as when I signed for the club the first time’’ Gabbidon said after making his return to Cardiff City.
This is the first time that Gabbidon has accepted a coaching and player role in a club but he remains optimistic about doing it with the club where he managed on making more appearances than any other club in his entire career.