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Stoke City manager - and former Wales boss - Mark Hughes has said it would be "astounding" if Malky Mackay was forced out of Cardiff City.
Hughes said he believes Mackay has done an excellent job in getting Cardiff into the Premier League, but "it looks like the relationship between himself and his owner has completely broken down."
Malky Mackay arrived at Cardiff Airport this afternoon, to fly to Liverpool with his players for Cardiff City's match at Anfield in the Premier League tomorrow lunchtime.
Cardiff owner Vincent Tan was also due to arrive in the UK this afternoon, before he attends the Liverpool game.
Mackay remains Cardiff manager currently, having been issued with a "resign or be sacked" ultimatum by Tan earlier in the week.
Celtic's Neil Lennon is the latest manager to come to the support of Malky Mackay, over his rift with Cardiff City owner Vincent Tan.
The 41-year-old Scot is still in charge of Cardiff as things stand, but was issued a "resign or be sacked" ultimatum by Malaysian owner Tan earlier this week.
Lennon said Mackay has been "magnificent" during his two-and-a-half years as Cardiff manager. "He's done a fantastic job. I don't know what more he can do."
"I really don't see what the problem is with him, and why the owner wants to get involved in such a way that's disruptive to what Malky and his backroom team and his players are doing."
Malky Mackay has arrived at Cardiff Airport, to fly with his Cardiff City players to Liverpool for their Premier League match at Anfield tomorrow lunchtime.
Several dozen Cardiff fans have held a protest outside the Cardiff City Stadium, holding banners and chanting their support for Malky Mackay and objection to Vincent Tan's running of the club.
Former player Gary Lineker and outspoken football fan Alastair Campbell have been giving their views on the rift between Vincent Tan and Malky Mackay at Cardiff City - as well as plenty of Bluebirds fans.
Cardiff City assistant manager David Kerslake faced the media in a tense press conference this morning, standing in for Malky Mackay who was due to appear.
He repeatedly refused to answer questions about Mackay's future, revealing only "Malky is in the pavilion" [at the training ground], and, when asked if Mackay will still be in charge tomorrow against Liverpool, "nobody has said anything different to me."
Cardiff City assistant manager Kerslake said at this morning's press conference: "I am here to talk about the Liverpool match, I came in this morning and was asked to do the press conference.
"Malky is in the training pavilion as we speak, we are just here to talk about the game."
When asked if Mackay was still in charge, Kerslake answered: "No one has said any different to me, everything has been as normal. Players have got on with their jobs. Without being boring it has been a normal week."
A club spokesman later stepped in to say: "Malky Mackay is unavailable to speak to the media, the assistant manager is here."
When faced with further queries on Mackay, Kerslake said: "I will answer any questions you have about the game of football tomorrow."
I was at a very tense press conference this morning at the Vale Resort.
Malky Mackay was expected to speak to the media, but, at late notice, that was changed to his assistant manger David Kerslake.
Kerslake was repeatedly asked about Mackay's position, and the uncertainty at the club, but refused to answer any of those questions, wanting to focus solely on tomorrow's game at Liverpool.
Kerslake did say Mackay is in the training centre this morning, and due to take training.
As of this morning, Mackay is still the club's manager, and preparations continue for tomorrow's game.
Cardiff City have said Malaysian owner Vincent Tan is expected to fly into the UK later today.
It is thought his trip was pre-planned, as he is due to watch tomorrow's match against Liverpool at Anfield.
It is understood there is currently no board meeting scheduled, but directors are believed to be in discussion about what steps to take next.