"I told Dave we've got no money so he knew the challenges. He knew we had to initially sell to survive before a hopefully stable long-term future once the new stadium is opened and the debt is shrunk.
"The great thing about Dave is that he doesn't moan and when we've spare funds available, we'll support him in the transfer market.
"But I can assure you, we were never close to parting company with Dave as I firmly believe he is the man to take us forward as clubs need stability and continuity and stability for long-term success.
"I just asked him one question and that was 'can you fix it?' and he assured me he did."
If wheeler-dealer Jones guides Cardiff to a shock FA Cup win on Saturday, the City job should be his until he says otherwise. But this market trader is no plonker.
Dave Jones's transfer dealings:
Begged: Steve Thompson, Riccardo Scimeca, Guylain Ndumbu-Nsungu, Darren Purse, Phil Mulryne, Kevin Cooper, Neil Cox, Jermaine Darlington, Andrea Ferretti, Jeff Whitley, Glenn Loovens, Luigi Glombard, Mark Howard, Malvin Kamara, Kevin McNaughton, Nick McKoy, Stephen McPhail, Roger Johnson, Kevin Campbell, Willo Flood, David Forde, Peter Whittingham, Jason Byrne, Iwan Redan, Matt Green, Warren Feeney, Tony Capaldi, Robbie Fowler, Steven MacLean, Michael Oakes, Gavin Rae, Trevor Sinclair, Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink, Erwin Sak.
Borrowed: Jason Koumas, Michael Ricketts, Kerrea Gilbert, Alan Wright, Simon Walton, Ross Turnbull, Kasper Schmeichel, Peter Enckelman
Flogged: Danny Gabbidon, James Collins, Jobi McAnuff, Tony Vidmar, Arran Lee-Barrett, Lee Bullock, Peter Thorne, Darren Williams, Alan Lee, Tony Warner, Stuart Fleetwood, Andy Campbell, Toni Koskela, Cameron Jerome, Neil Cox, Guylain Ndumbu-Nsungu, Tareq Khalil, Neal Ardley, Willie Boland, Byron Anthony, Jermaine Darlington, Martyn Margetson, Phil Mulryne, Rhys Weston, Michael Chopra, Neil Alexander, Joe Jacobson, Chris Barker, Mark Howard, Iwan Redan, Willo Flood, Kevin Campbell, Curtis MacDonald, Jeff Whitley, Steve MacLean, Chris Gunter, Kevin Cooper, Lee Byrne.
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