Mackay still in charge after Cardiff talks

Malky's future with the club had been subject to speculation Credit: Adam Davy/PA Wire

Malky Mackay remains as Cardiff City manager after talks appeared to have given him enough assurance to continue in the job, for the time being at least.

Mackay attended a board meeting at the Cardiff City Stadium this afternoon which, while being arranged before it emerged that Mackay's right-hand-man Iain Moody had been forced out of the club, looked to address the mounting rumours over Mackay's future.

There has been no official word from Cardiff City over the meeting but ITV News understands that Mackay left it still at the helm of the Premier League newcomers.

Mackay's future had been cast into doubt after it was revealed that Head of Recruitment Iain Moody had been suspended from his role in favour of an unknown Khazakstanian 23-year-old friend of Tan's son, Alisher Apsalyamov.

The decision is understood to have had a significant impact on behind-the-scenes relations at the club, which has already seen major disruption under the Tan's leadership after the Malaysian turned the club's home colours from blue to red.

Mackay's agent earlier moved to quash speculation that the Scot is considering walking away from the Bluebirds. Speaking on BBC Radio Wales he said: "No, absolutely categorically not. Even now that's not something Malky is contemplating.

"There is absolutely no prospect of Malky resigning from a job that he loves, a job he's ensconced in."

Cardiff City have remained tight-lipped on the issue but released a statement last Friday in which they made it clear that despite the goings-on behind the scenes Mackay had Tan's support:

“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.”