1. National

Cardiff manager 'will not resign' despite owner row

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.

View all 10 updates ›

Brendan Rodgers: Mackay an 'outstanding' manager

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.

Liverpool manager Brendan Rogers Credit: PA

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."

More top news