Melbourne City star Tim Cahill has cast his vote of confidence towards manager Michael Valkanis, insisting that he would “run through brick walls” if he was asked to do so.
The 42-year-old played second fiddle to former boss John van ‘t Schip for about one-and-a-half years before taking over the reins to the club – for the remainder of the season – when the Dutchman left due to personal reasons.
The former South Melbourne and Adelaide United defender started off his managerial career in the A-League on a high note, guiding his side to a 2-1 victory over Western Sydney Wanderers.
But since then, City have gone on an all too familiar run of patchy form as they lost 2-1 to an Adelaide United side that has performed poorly this season.
However, Valkanis’ men bounced back to beat Central Coast Mariners 2-1 at the Melbourne Rectangular Stadium last Thursday.
Despite the patchy form that the Melbourne-based outfit have displayed in recent weeks, Cahill – who scored both goals against the Mariners – remains confident that the current boss is the right man for the job.
“He’s been working hard,” Cahill is quoted by The Herald Sun as saying.
“I’m a big fan of his. I’ll run through brick walls for him and so would all these players.”
City are currently in third place with 26 points, and will lock horns with Newcastle Jets at the Coffs Harbour International Stadium on Friday night.