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Mackay wants answers from Cardiff owners

ESPN staff
October 14, 2013
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Cardiff City manager Malky Mackay will urge club owner Vincent Tan to publicly explain the controversial events that led to the departure of head of recruitment Iain Moody.

Mackay's future at Cardiff has been under the spotlight since Tan opted to replace his trusted aide Moody with 23-year-old Alisher Apsalyamov, who had no previous experience in such a post.

While Tan has publicly backed boss Mackay, the agent of the Bluebirds boss, Raymond Sparkes, has hinted that his client will demand more clarity on a variety of issues when he meets the board.

"We will be seeking to find out the support from Vincent Tan to Malky moving into the future," Sparkes told Wales online.

"Malky does not want to talk about himself too much right now, but he is aware the biggest question that many people have is what is the manager's current situation,

"From the word go Malky's concern has not been for himself, it is for the club itself. He is deeply concerned that what was being built at Cardiff City, the momentum being built over the last two years, is in danger of unravelling.

"He completely understands the anxiety that must be building among the club's supporters. He believes nothing has been explained to the fans in what has been going on for a number of days now.

"Malky understands there has been a lack of clarity and will insist at the end of the board meeting that the chairman or other senior directors provide supporters with a clear explanation of what has been going on.

"If that cannot be done he will take it upon himself to do it. He does not want the club's fans left in the dark for too much longer."

Sparkes went on to hint that Mackay does not have the full support of the club's hierarchy which he will need if he is "is to move forward" from the current uncertainty.

"The situation at Cardiff is that if you say there are 100 people working at the club today we are certain 95 of them support the manager," he added.

"The five remaining people, one of whom, of course, is the owner Vincent Tan and the others who will take the lead of Mr Tan and dance to his tune."

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