No chance of Cardiff resignation, says Mackay

Cardiff City manager Malky Mackay has revealed he wasn’t close to resigning from his role at the Premier League club, despite difficult circumstances over the past two weeks, reports BBC.

Mackay insisted that despite being upset at owner Vincent Tan’s decision to sack Iain Moody, head of recruitment, the Scotsman was not considering leaving the club. “Under no circumstances was I asked to resign and at no time have I thought of resigning from the club,” he said.

The manager explained that the club came in under budget on transfers despite a summer of heavy recruitment, while expressing his sympathy for supporters during a turbulent spell: “I’ve read various things in the last couple of weeks and I just need to clarify this, that we absolutely are under budget this summer.

I’m really sorry for the fans and what they’ve been through over the last couple of weeks. It’s been a difficult time for them where their club has been in the spotlight for non-footballing matters, so I absolutely feel where they’re coming from.

Obviously it’s as a result of Iain Moody leaving the club and Iain is someone who is absolutely a class act, as far as I’m concerned. He was very impressive in the job that he’s done for the football club and… he’s had a huge part to play in the restructuring of my squad.

He brought in over 20-odd players, so he’s got a huge part to play in the recent success. He’s someone that everyone here… that works for the football club will sadly be missed by them and he leaves with my utmost gratitude and respect. I think our loss will be someone’s huge gain in football.

Mackay’s disappointment came as a result of 23-year-old Alisher Apsalyamov’s appointment to replace Moody following the Kazakh’s work experience at the club during the summer.

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