Cardiff’s Tan gives Mackay the boot
THE protracted disagreement between Cardiff City chairman Vincent Tan and manager Malky Mackay reached its inevitable conclusion yesterday when the Scot was sacked seven months after winning promotion to the Premier League.
In a statement on their website, the club said: “The Board of Directors have relieved Malky Mackay of his duties. A new first team manager will be appointed in due course.”
Mackay, 41, who had been Cardiff manager since June 2011, ended their 51- year absence from the top flight when they gained automatic promotion after winning the Championship last season.
He was hugely popular with fans who have protested in recent weeks against Tan, the equally unpopular owner of the club who inititally angered loyal supporters by changing their kit from their traditional blue shirts to red before the start of last season.
Mackay, refused to resign last weekend after being handed an ultimatum by Tan to either “resign or be sacked”.
Mackay’s last game in charge was Thursday’s 3- 0 home defeat to Southampton.