|(Football) Failing Scotsman Mackay survives for now
Cardiff City manager, Scotsman Malky Mackay admitted he had expected to be sacked over the weekend.
The Scot, who led the Bluebirds to promotion last season, appeared to be on his way out of the club after being told in an email by Malaysian owner Vincent Tan to resign or face the sack.
Tan's email, sent last Monday, included a list of grievances with the former Watford manager, and Mackay said he had been left “deeply upset'' by its content.
He has refused to step down but it looked like the exit would come in the wake of Saturday's 3-1 defeat to Liverpool at Anfield.
However, a reprieve came from chairman Mehmet Dalman, who released a statement on Sunday saying the 42-year-old would be in charge for the “forseeable future'' while he tries to repair the fractured relationship between manager and owner. Mackay considers Dalman a close ally.
“I did feel I was going to lose my job on the weekend. The email deeply upset me,'' said Mackay, who admitted that his gesture to the traveling Cardiff fans on Merseyside effectively amounted to a farewell.
“I declined to resign and expected to be sacked over the weekend. To give the fans a clap was something I wanted to do for the support they had given me.''
Cardiff are due to entertain Southampton in the Premier League on Thursday, before playing Sunderland, also at home, on Saturday.—AFP