Malky Mackay told by Cardiff City owner to quit or be sacked
Vincent Tan has emailed Mackay and asked for his resignation following a fall-out between the pair over the past few weeks
December 20th, 2013
Malky Mackay is widely regarded as having done an excellent job at Cardiff City, although the Scot might have taken charge of the team for the final time, with speculation rife that the manager will be sacked or resign today.
News has emerged that club owner Vincent Tan has emailed Mackay asking him to resign from his post as manager, with relations between the pair having broken down in recent weeks despite Mackay keeping the team out of the relegation zone in the Premier League.
It appears that Tan knows very little when it comes to football matters and has been critical of Cardiff’s perceived overspending during the summer, despite Steven Caulker and Gary Medel having both stood out for the team since their arrival.
Mackay clearly felt aggrieved when Head of Recruitment Iain Moody was ousted a couple of months ago, being replaced by a friend of Tan’s son, although the Scot has been adamant that he will have to be sacked rather than resign from his post and miss out on a seven-figure compensation package.
Cardiff go to Liverpool on Saturday and it’s not clear whether Mackay will take charge of the team, although if he does go to Anfield with City, it’s likely to be his final game as manager of the Welsh club.
Tan has been a controversial figure since taking over the club despite the fact that his finances have helped the club into the top flight. The owner made the decision to change the colour of the team’s shirts from blue to red, although the fact that they achieved promotion last term has kept the fans on side.
Tan publicly criticised Mackay on Monday when stating that “not a single penny” would be available to spend during the January transfer window, while an email also outlined several perceived grievances with the 41-year-old despite the fact that the manager will be a wanted man by other clubs when he leaves Cardiff.