Former England players have reacted to the sacking of Cardiff manager Malky Mackay, saying that it was a "shame".
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.
"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."
Cardiff confirm that David Kerslake and Joe McBride will be taking charge of the team for the match against Sunderland on Saturday December 28th at Cardiff City Stadium.
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.
Ex-Manchester United striker Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, Yilmaz Vural, Dave Jones and Craig Bellamy are also rumoured to be in the running.
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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.
Cardiff City have relieved Malky Mackay of his duties following a 3-0 home defeat to Southampton yesterday.
The decision follows a period of unrest at the club, after owner Vincent Tan told Mackay to either resign or be sacked last week.
Cardiff announced Malky Mackay's job was safe a week ago after fans voiced their anger at the report that he had been told to resign or be sacked by the Welsh club's owner Vincent Tan.
Malky Mackay has been sacked as Cardiff City manager, the club have confirmed.
Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers, a close friend of Cardiff manager Malky Mackay, has warned owner Vincent Tan he was making a mistake in getting rid of the Scot.
Rodgers said: "I spent some time with Malky last night....He is an outstanding manager and the dignity he has shown has been remarkable."
"This is a cut-throat business and you can lose your job very quickly but it is hard to accept someone losing their job when they have done such a good job.
"The sadness for him (Mackay) is it is nothing to do with that."
Cardiff manager Malky Mackay made it "crystal clear" he will not resign despite pressure from owner Vincent Tan to do so.
On Thursday the Bluebirds boss was given an ultimatum by Tan to resign or be sacked.
Mackay told a conference: "I am someone who will absolutely not resign, I don't think there is any need for that to happen.
"I will be in work tomorrow if it is anything to do with me. One thing I can tell you is that I won't be resigning as the manager of the football club."