Wednesday 22 November 2017

I won't quit Cardiff -- Mackay

Cardiff City Manager Malky Mackay won't walk away from the club despite criticism from controversial owner Vincent Tan.
Cardiff City Manager Malky Mackay won't walk away from the club despite criticism from controversial owner Vincent Tan.

Mark Staniforth

Cardiff boss Malky Mackay says he has "too much passion and pride" to walk away from the club despite finding himself on the end of more criticism from controversial owner Vincent Tan.

Tan hit out at Mackay via a statement from club chief executive Simon Lim, who said Tan was "extremely upset" that the manager had gone public with his desire to strengthen his squad in January.

It is the latest setback in the relationship between Tan and Mackay, which first came to a head in October when Tan removed one of Mackay's closest allies, the club's head of recruitment Ian Moody.

Tan's latest outburst alluded to an alleged £15m overspend during Cardiff's £50m summer transfer dealings -- and the Malaysian tycoon added that Mackay would not be receiving "a single penny" to strengthen the squad in January.

Mackay said: "I will certainly not be resigning from my post. I've got too much passion and pride in the job I've got here.

"It's a job that's three-quarters done as far as I'm concerned in terms of making Cardiff a sustainable Premier League team.

"In an ideal world I would like cover for defence, midfield and attack -- that's all. I have to be focused and concentrate on my team winning games."

Irish Independent

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