Bulut hopes for 'better communication' with Bellamy than Page

Cardiff City manager Erol Bulut says he hopes to have "better communication" with new Wales head coach Craig Bellamy than he did with Robert Page.

Bellamy was announced as Page's successor on Tuesday, with the former Cardiff City forward taking the role on a four-year deal.

In March, Bulut complained that Page had not spoken with him before recalling Aaron Ramsey to the national team squad.

At that time, Bulut said: "I was expecting [communication] from the manager of Wales, but I haven't had any discussion with him about that.

"In the past he [Page] made some talks to the press which was in a different way.

"I would advise him to have better communication with us or at least the medical department, before the press."

It was a complaint which Page dismissed, saying: "I don't know what all the fuss is about to be honest."

Speaking after Cardiff's 1-0 pre-season defeat to Kidderminster Harriers, Bulut said: "I know him [Bellamy] as a great player at Newcastle.

"First of all, congratulations on the job and I hope that we have a better communication than what I had in the last year with Rob Page."

The Bluebirds continue their preseason against Belgian side KV Kortrijk on Saturday, another team owned by Vincent Tan.