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."
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