One day after a 3-0 home loss to Southampton left Cardiff only one point above the relegation zone it announced the departure of Coach Malky Mackay
, who had public row with
billionaire Malaysian owner Vincent Tan
earlier this month. In a statement, Tan said: "Far too much dirty linen has been exposed to the public gaze but, I stress, not by me."
Tan also accused Mackay of overspending in the transfer market and had announced the coach would have nothing to spend in the January window. The 41-year-old Scotsman refused to resign after a
request from Tan and led the team in games against Liverpool and Southampton before his dismissal following a board meeting on Friday.
Mackay's assistant David Kerslake
expected to be in charge for the home game against Sunderland on Saturday. Mackay had been in charge at Cardiff for two-and-a-half years after taking over from Dave Jones
in June 2011
and guided the club back to the top flight of English soccer after a 52-year absence when they won the second division title in April.
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