Cardiff boss Mackay turned down Crystal Palace vacancy

According to the Daily Mirror, Cardiff City manager Malky Mackay has turned down the chance to become the new manager of the Premier League’s bottom club, Crystal Palace.

The Eagles have been looking for a new manager since Ian Holloway left the club by mutual consent on October 23, and Wales boss Chris Coleman has emerged as the favourite to take over at Selhurst Park, with the likes of former Stoke City manager Tony Pulis, and Mick McCarthy, currently in charge of Ipswich Town, also among the names mentioned.

However, Crystal Palace reportedly approached Mackay, whose long-term future at Cardiff is in doubt, due to the influence of owner Vincent Tan, who recently removed his head of recruitment, Iain Moody. The Scot though made it clear that he was not interested in taking charge of the London club.

This news comes ahead of the Premier League’s first ever Welsh derby, which takes place on Sunday with Mackay in the home dugout against Swansea City, with Cardiff without a league win since the end of September and only above the bottom three on goal difference. Crystal Palace have just three points from 10 games, having lost to West Bromwich Albion on Saturday.

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