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Cardiff City owner criticises Mackay

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It's been understood that Malky Mackay has received an email from Cardiff City owner Vincent Tan supposedly regarding his current position as manager.

The letter itself, Tan's next jaw-dropping move, was supposedly critical of Mackay's transfer policy and match results, among other things.

Any football fan can clearly see there has been a build up of tension over a long period of time at the Welsh capital.

Controversy began when Tan bought shares in the club back in 2010. He successfully changed the club's kit colour from the famous blue to red and added the red dragon to the crest.

This outraged supporters, many of whom still refuse to buy into the new look of their team. Many fans can still be seen wearing their older blue kits at home games and the change does seem quite ridiculous.

'The Bluebirds', which is the club's nickname, are no longer blue, the colour that has represented their team (in different shades, admittedly) since 1908.

Secondly, Mr Tan replaced head of recruitment Iain Moody, who had come in with Mackay. He opted to hire 23-year-old Alisher Apsalyamov, who was doing some work experience at the club during that time.This move seemed ludicrous at the time, especially considering the Kazakh had no experience in the scouting industry or in football on the whole.

Tan reportedly expressed many frustrations in his recent email to Mackay. One of them being that his results on the pitch haven't been as good as he had expected - the Welsh side currently hover just four points above the relegation zone in 15th place.

Considering the amount spent on three of their players - Andreas Cornelius, Steven Caulker and Chilean midfielder Gary Medel - coming to a grand total of £26.5 million, he may have a point.

Despite this, Mackay's overall achievement at being promoted with the Welsh outfit in the 2012-13 season, rebuilding the side that narrowly missed out in the play-offs the previous year is remarkable. 

Other managers have been quick to back up the Scot, notably Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers, whose side face Cardiff on Saturday. He described Tan as someone who 'obviously knows nothing about football' in his defence of Mackay.

It therefore comes as no surprise amid reports that the Malaysian owner is flying over the the UK, deciding whether to sack the boss now, or after the weekend's fixture.

Either way, it is clear to many of us football fans that this displays to us almost everything that is wrong with modern-day football. 


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