Joe Ledley and Dave Jones

Athlete: Joe Ledley, Cardiff City and Wales Footballer

Coach: Dave Jones, Manager and Coach at Cardiff City Football club

Coach from 2006 to date


Dave believes nothing gives a coach any greater pleasure than seeing a young player come through: 'Coaching is all about finding the diamond and the more you polish the better the diamond becomes. That's the case with Joe. I knew he had the talent but how was he going to use that? How was he going to develop it?'

They've worked together for four and a half years now and Joe says it's a good relationship: 'The gaffer has been brilliant to me. He always gives me confidence and a free licence to go out there and play football.'

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