Malky Mackay Finally Departs As Manager of Cardiff Cityby Jack Kitson / 27 December 2013, 13:59Tweet
It's been a 'will he, won't he' storyline for several weeks now but finally, Cardiff City's ruthless owner, Vincent Tan, has swung the axe on Malky Mackay on Thursday, 27th December.
Mackay guided the Bluebirds to promotion to the Premier League from the Championship last season and had made a reasonable start to life in the top flight, picking up 17 points from the first 18 games. However, with the team seemingly flirting with relegation, the Malaysian owner has called time.
Earlier this month, Tan had publically told Mackay that he must resign or face being sacked - news that was met with disgust amongst not only Cardiff fans but the wider football community. It had appeared that the businessman, who controversially changed the team's colours from blue to red, has listened to the fans and backed down but following back-to-back defeats to Liverpool and Southampton, the trigger was pulled on Mackay.
The Scotsman leaves the club with an impressive record of 54 wins from 125 games in charge and his departure will go down as one of the most unjust dismissals in football history and the 41-year-old won't be out of work long with a host of clubs sure to be after his services.
The race to be next Cardiff manager is led by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer with Sven Goran Eriksson, Yilmaz Vural, Roberto Di Matteo and Dave Jones also in the running.