Harsh as it may be, there has been a certain inevitability about the sacking of Cardiff manager Malky Mackay.
With a madman owner in Vincent Tan, the writing has been on the wall for some time, with the owner e-mailing Mackay ‘Resign or be sacked’ last week.
Nonetheless, it is a mighty shame for football fans, as Mackay had taken his Cardiff side to the Premier League following a brilliant season as runaway leaders of the Championship.
He was doing a fine job so far this season, with wins over Manchester City and Swansea highlights in a first half of the season that sees the Welsh team lie 16th in his departure.
Cardiff City confirm that “The Board of Directors…have relieved Malky Mackay of his duties” #CCFC
— BBC Sport (@BBCSport) December 27, 2013
Malky Mackay has finally been put out of his misery and sacked by Cardiff. Wouldn’t be surprised if West Brom have been lying in wait.
— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) December 27, 2013
Before you have a go at Vincent Tan, ask yourselves how many times Malky Makay won the World Cup for Cardiff City? Answer: 0 Exactly
— Max Rushden (@maxrushden) December 27, 2013
Cardiff on Sunday: “Malky is in charge for the foreseeable future” Cardiff on Friday: “Have today relieved Malky Mackay of his duties”
— Rob Harris (@RobHarris) December 27, 2013
Harsh or not, Cardiff had 4th highest net spend in summer. Awful performance v Southampton yesterday. Campbell/Odemwingie/Cornelius poor.
— James Fielden (@James_Fielden) December 27, 2013
Cardiff manager Malky Mackay has been sacked. Vincent Tan is a disgrace to football.
— Ciao Anfield (@CiaoAnfield) December 27, 2013
So Tan gets his way at Cardiff & sacks Malky Mackay. Cardiff’s loss will be someone else’s gain – Malky is a true gent & top manager.
— Jon Marks (@jonmarks72) December 27, 2013
Mackay’s stock has risen with Tan’s money at Cardiff. He’ll get another job, and a pay-off of around £3m. Wouldn’t feel too sorry for him.
— Bruce Archer (@Bruce_Archer89) December 27, 2013