Mackay sacked by Cardiff City

Updated: December 27, 2013

Cardiff, Wales ( – Malky Mackay has been sacked as manager
of Cardiff City FC, the club announced on Friday.

Mackay and club owner Vincent Tan have not seen eye-to-eye over the past
several weeks leading up to the dismissal and was shown the door ahead of a
meeting with Tan that was scheduled to take place on Saturday.

“The Board of Directors at Cardiff City Football Club have today relieved
Malky Mackay of his duties,” the club said in a statement. “A new first-team
manager will be appointed in due course.”

Tan also issued the following statement:

“There has been a good deal of publicity generated by and about Mr. Malky
Mackay over the last few months. Indeed far too much dirty linen has been
exposed to the public gaze. But, I stress, not by me. Indeed, I have
deliberately not responded to this, hoping that the club can be judged on its
football rather than personalized arguments about who said what to whom.

“I have, however, regretfully concluded that it is no longer fair to the club,
its players, its fans, or the public more generally, for this uncomfortable
state of affairs to continue. Cardiff City Football Club means far too much to
us all for it to be distracted by this.”

Mackay, 41, was appointed Cardiff manager in June 2011 and guided the
team to the Championship title last year. Mackay leaves after 125 games in
charge with a win rate of 43 percent.

First-team coaches David Kerslake and Joe McBride will lead the club in
Saturday’s home fixture against Sunderland.