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Cardiff boss on the brink after angering owners

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Cardiff City owner Vincent Tan launched a public attack on Malky Mackay on Monday, taking their relationship to the very edge.

The latest falling out has seen Mackay become the favourite to be the next Premier League manager sacked.

The Scot had talked after the 1-0 win over West Brom about the possibilities of new signings.

Speaking to reporters after the game, he said: "It would be great if we can bring in three quality additions to the squad.

"I would look to strengthen all three departments in terms of a defender, a midfielder and an attacking player."

The comments angered owner Tan, whose feelings were made clear by Chief Executive Simon Lim.

Lim said in a statement: "As such, he [Tan] has stated that not a single penny will be made available in January.

"Tan was extremely upset to read quotes from the manager concerning the possibility of new recruits."

Lim also revealed his thoughts that he feels Mackay overspent in the summer.

This is just one incident in a long line of bizarre incidents that have occured since the Malaysian owner has been at the club, with the main talking point so far being the Cardiff home-kit change, from blue to red.

A Cardiff Supporters Group have publically backed Mackay:

"It's a very sad state of affairs. The fans will back Mackay because he is popular," said Tim Hartley, chair of the Cardiff City Supporters Trust.

"There has been great support for Malky Mackay over the dismissal of Iain Moody. We now understand that [the dismissal] was because of an overspend of £15m."

Iain Moody was Mackay's right-hand-man when it came to transfers, and was dismissed. Tan attempted to replace him with a 23-year-old Kazak, but he couldn't get a visa. The decision angered Mackay, and it looks as if the owner is seeking revenge with his statement.

The former Watford manager has steered the wannabee 'Bluebirds' to 15th place in the Premier League, and it looks as if the relationship between the owner and manager is going down a point of no return.

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