Controversial Cardiff City owner Vicent Tan has withdrawn his threat to sack manager Malky Mackay following overwhelming support for the Scotsman.
Tan was at Anfield to see his Cardiff side lost 3-1 to current table toppers Liverpool, but after going in at the half time whistle 3-0 down, Mackay’s men came out in the second half with some fight and managed to end the game with a respectable 3-1 loss Mackay was defiant after the game, telling TV cameras that he would not quit his role as manager of Cardiff City Football Club under any circumstances.
Controversy had started after Tan had sent Mackay an email saying that he should quit or be fired after a series of fallings out between the two.Tan had been angered with some of Mackay’s comments to the media about wanting to spend more money in January, whilst the Malaysian businessman had been furious with a supposed £15m overspend in the summer window.
Now Mehmet Dalman, Cardiff City’s chairman, has issued a statement to say that Mackay’s job is safe for now and Tan has backed down over the row.
“The crisis for the time being is over. My definition of diplomacy is to create space for dialogue.
“I have spoken to Vincent Tan and he has agreed I can go into bat to try to bring a solution to this situation.
“The important thing is that we try to find a way through this predicament.”