David Young admits the task on his return to Cardiff has been more challenging than he anticipated.
The rugby director is unsure of his budget for next season, making buying players almost impossible. He admitted to the lack of clarity on finances this week, ahead of Cardiff’s Challenge Cup clash with Saracens.
“Most of the squad are tied up for another year,” he said. “As far as I’m aware, I’ve not had any indication of any budget for next season, let alone the season after. “Well, it’s pretty simple. You can’t (plan your future).
I’ve just walked in and done it. “On paper, I’ve been here 12 months, but it doesn’t feel like 12 months as we’ve had so much disruption – no different to anyone else, mind – that we’ve not had a run at everything. So there’s certainly been lots to talk about in the Welsh game, but all I want to do is concentrate and work hard with this squad to try and improve the areas that need to improve.
“When it comes to an opportunity to strengthen the squad, that’s my job. But until then, it’s just working with the people we’ve got and making them better players. If we can improve individually, we’ll improve collectively.”