Cardiff manager Malky Mackay could be set to switch the Cardiff City Stadium for Carrow Road, according to reports on Coral
Mackay, who joined Cardiff in 2011 from Watford, has overseen some exciting and transitional times during his two years in charge at the Bluebirds, from leading the club to their first ever League Cup final and Premier League promotion to more recently seeing right-hand man Iain Moody replaced with unknown 23-year-old Alisher Apsalyamov as Head of Recruitment.
Despite odds being slashed in October on Mackay being the second managerial departure following Paolo Di Canio’s Sunderland exit, the former Scotland international remained in Wales and Crystal Palace boss Ian Holloway eventually became the next to leave his post.
Expectations in East Anglia for Norwich this season were initially high, with the likes of Ricky van Wolfswinkel, Gary Hooper and Leroy Fer arriving during the summer, but the Canaries find themselves right in the mix at the wrong end of the table, presently sitting 18th and without a win in four. Somewhat more worrying, the club were trounced on their recent visit to the Etihad Stadium, when former champions Man City thrashed them 7-0.
Van Wolfswinkel and Hooper have returned just a single goal between them up to this point, and so despite a £25m summer outlay in an effort to build on their 11th placed finish last season the East Anglians appear to be heading in the wrong direction.
As a player, Mackay spend six years serving the Carrow Road faithful, joining the club initially on loan from Celtic in 1998 before making the move south of the border permanent. He went on to make 213 appearances in total for the club, scoring 15 goals in the process – and the powers that be at Norwich are believed to be preparing to launch a bid to bring him back.
Mackay, however, could certainly be forgiven to see just what he can achieve in Cardiff’s first Premier League season – they sit 12th, and Coral have moved odds to 11/4 on seeing them fall straight back down to the Championship come the season’s end.
With Hughton potentially on the chopping block, Mackay could certainly prove a viable option for Cardiff, but whether he would jump back to the club he arguably knows best or remains and attempts to see out the storm striking all around him at the Welsh outfit remains to be seen.