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Football: Cardiff City manager Mackay turns up for game amid sacking threats

Published on Dec 21, 2013 8:22 PM
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Cardiff City's manager Malky Mackay talks on a mobile phone before their English Premier League soccer match against Liverpool at Anfield in Liverpool, northern England, on Dec 21, 2013. Manager Malky Mackay arrived for his side's English Premier League football game at Liverpool on Saturday, Dec 21, 2013, despite media reports saying he had been told to resign or be sacked. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

LIVERPOOL (REUTERS) - Cardiff City manager Malky Mackay arrived for his side's English Premier League football game at Liverpool on Saturday despite media reports saying he had been told to resign or be sacked.

The Scot did not appear at his weekly news conference on Friday and his assistant David Kerslake stood in, infuriating journalists by refusing to discuss Mackay's position.

Cardiff owner Vincent Tan's unorthodox running of the club has bemused fans of the promoted Welsh side, not least his decision to change the "Bluebirds" home shirts from blue to red.

The Malaysian tycoon complained at the start of the week that Mackay had overspent in the last transfer window and would not receive "a single penny" in January despite the manager wanting three new signings.

 
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