Cardiff boss Mackay insists he will not resign

Cardiff City manager Malky Mackay has reaffirmed that he will not resign from his position, following the 3-1 defeat to new Premier League leaders Liverpool on Saturday, BBC Sport has reported.

Earlier in the week, the club’s owner, Vincent Tan, sent an email to Mackay telling him to resign or face being sacked. That came despite the Scot’s achievement in taking the Welsh club into the top-flight for the first time in over 50 years, and to a League Cup final in 2012.

Tan was among the spectators at Anfield as Cardiff battled well in the second half to avoid a heavy defeat, with Jordon Mutch pulling a goal back in reply to Luis Suarez’ brace, and Raheem Sterling’s tap-in for the hosts. The result left the Bluebirds in 15th, four points clear of the drop zone.

Following the game, Mackay was given a huge reception from the Cardiff supporters as he left the pitch, although Tan is expected to make a decision on his future in the coming days after talks with board members on Friday night. Chairman Mehmet Dalman is rumoured to have a preferred candidate in mind to replace the ex-Watford boss.

In his post-match interview, Mackay said: “100% I won’t be resigning,” before adding that he would be ‘unable to look himself in the mirror’ should he eventually do so.

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