Mackay drops legal case against Cardiff and Tan

Former Cardiff manager Malky Mackay has dropped his legal case regarding his sacking against the club and owner Vincent Tan after reaching a settlement, Sky Sports reports.

Mackay was sacked in December after the manager and owner had different ideas on the direction of the club, leading the Scot to take legal action over his dismissal.

Although no details have been revealed, the 42-year-old was seeking substantial compensation but has since reached a settlement and apologised to the Malaysian business man.

“Today I have reached a settlement agreement dropping all claims I have made against Cardiff City Football Club,” said Mackay in a statement to the club.

“I did not want to be in litigation and believe that it is in the best interests of all parties to have a clean break and move on.

“I have enjoyed my time at Cardiff City and I am most grateful to the board of Cardiff City and Vincent Tan for giving me the opportunity.

“The club’s owner Mr Vincent Tan invested heavily in the club and supported our decisions in our push for promotion to the Premier League. Without him this would not have been possible.

“My thanks to all those at the club and the fans who have supported me during my time in Wales. If I have caused any offence to anyone during this time, especially to Vincent Tan, then I apologise without reservation.

“I wish everyone associated with Cardiff City FC all the best for the future and thank them for their support. I will not be commenting further on this matter.

After Tan criticised Mackay’s attempt at preparing the club for the Premier League, the ex-Cardiff boss has chosen to avoid any further dispute.

The club responded with their own statement: “Cardiff City Football Club can confirm that Malky Mackay has dropped all legal claims against the club, bringing a number of issues to an end and allowing both parties to move on,”

“The agreement represents a positive outcome for the Club. We now look forward and focus fully on planning for next season and the challenge of regaining Premier League status.”

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