Malky Mackay sacked by Cardiff

Cardiff City have sacked Malky Mackay as manager. His exit had been widely predicted after owner Vincent Tan last week sent him an email demanding he resign or be sacked. Tan has attacked Mackay for airing the club's "dirty linen" in public.

Ex-England internationals react to Mackay sacking

Former England players have reacted to the sacking of Cardiff manager Malky Mackay, saying that it was a "shame".

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I guess it was inevitable that Malky Mackay has finally been sacked. A real shame after doing such a great job at Cardiff City.

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Malky Mackay has finally been put out of his misery and sacked by Cardiff. Wouldn't be surprised if West Brom have been lying in wait.

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“@paul_leach89: @gnev2 what's your thoughts on Malky Mackay being sacked?” It's all S@@@E!

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'Unfair' for Cardiff manager saga to continue, says Tan

Cardiff City's owner, Vincent Tan, has issued a statement on his decision to sack manager Malky Mackay, saying it was "no longer fair" for the "uncomfortable state of affairs" around his posting to continue, according to Wales Online.

Cardiff City's owner, Vincent Tan, has spoken out on his sacking of manager Malky Mackay
Cardiff City's owner, Vincent Tan, has spoken out on his sacking of manager Malky Mackay Credit: Adam Davy/PA Wire/Press Association Images

"There has been a good deal of publicity generated by and about Mr Malky Mackay over the last few months," Tan said. "Indeed far too much dirty linen has been exposed to the public gaze.

"But, I stress, not by me. Indeed, I have deliberately not responded to this, hoping that the club can be judged on its football rather than personalised arguments about who said what to whom.

"I have, however, regretfully concluded that it is no longer fair to the club, its players, its fans, or the public more generally, for this uncomfortable state of affairs to continue. Cardiff City Football Club means far too much to us all for it to be distracted by this."

Read: A history of the Cardiff City owner's controversial decisions

Eriksson among early favourites for Cardiff City job

Former England manager Sven-Goran Eriksson is among the early favourites to replace Malky Mackay as Cardiff City manager.

The popular Scot was sacked by owner Vincent Tan today after an acrimonious final few weeks in charge.

Former England manager Sven-Goran Eriksson is believed to be in the running. Credit: PA Wire

Ex-Manchester United striker Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, Yilmaz Vural, Dave Jones and Craig Bellamy are also rumoured to be in the running.

For more on the race to succeed Malky Mackay, visit ITV Football

Read: Malaysian owner Tan has history of unpopular moves

Fans protested against controversial owner yesterday

Hundreds of Cardiff City fans gathered before the side's 3-0 home defeat to Southampton to protest against owner Vincent Tan.

Fans have been unhappy with the Malaysian businessman who changed the club's colours from blue to red and sent Malky Mackay an email demanding he resign or be sacked.

Despite the ultimatium being briefly lifted, the 3-0 Boxing Day defeat against Southampton proved to be the 42-year-old's final game in charge.

A large group of fans protested against the controversial owner. Credit: PA Wire
Fans of all ages turned out with posters to show their anger about the way Vincent Tan is running the club. Credit: PA Wire
Fans show their support for the Scottish manager. Credit: PA Wire

Read: Malaysian owner Tan has history of unpopular moves

Cardiff City: Malky Mackay 'relieved of duties'

Cardiff City have relieved Malky Mackay of his duties following a 3-0 home defeat to Southampton yesterday.

The Board of Directors at Cardiff City Football Club have today relieved Malky Mackay of his duties.

A new first team manager will be appointed and announced in due course.

The decision follows a period of unrest at the club, after owner Vincent Tan told Mackay to either resign or be sacked last week.

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