Mackay 'not asked to resign'

Malky Mackay has spoken for the first time about the recent turmoil at Cardiff City. He denied he has been asked to resign, and said the departure of head of recruitment Iain Moody was not due to a transfer budget overspend.

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Cardiff City row: Vincent Tan backs Malky Mackay

Cardiff City have issued a statement in which club owner Vincent Tan pledges support to manager Malky Mackay.

The club has faced criticism in recent days with the departure of head of recruitment Iain Moody, with a 23-year-old work experience student being put in charge of transfers instead.

Iain is leaving the club with our thanks for his contribution.

In the interim period, Alisher Apsalyamov has been appointed as Acting Head of Recruitment, focussing on gathering data on individual players. Ultimate recruitment decisions of course remain the domain of the manager and majority shareholder.

Tan Sri Vincent Tan, the Board and the staff at the club are fully committed to the future success of the team and hold a strong desire to compete in the best league in the world.

“I have every faith in Malky and his team to lead us through the challenges of the Premier League. I have supported him in the past and will do so in the future for many years to come" said Vincent Tan.

“I would say to all Cardiff City fans and everyone connected to the club, let us look forward to the future and remain united in our support of the team.”

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