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Cardiff owner aims barb at former coach Mackay

Cardiff owner Vincent Tan aims barb at former manager Malky Mackay while announcing new coach

Cardiff owner aims barb at former coach Mackay

CARDIFF, Wales (AP) -- Cardiff owner Vincent Tan has used a statement to name the club's new manager as an opportunity to renew his feud with former coach Malky Mackay.

Tan called for Cardiff fans to give Russell Slade "a chance to prove his long-term value" when announcing him as the replacement for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer at the second-tier League Championship club.

Then, in a barb at Mackay, Tan says "after all, Cardiff gave a chance to a mediocre manager from Watford and he took the club to the Premier League. I did, however, give him a lot of money to spend for that -- in fact, too much money."

Mackay was dismissed in December after a difference of opinion with Tan about the direction of the Welsh club.

Solskjaer replaced Mackay but couldn't prevent Cardiff from being relegated from the Premier League last season. Solskjaer quit last month.

Updated : 2021-05-09 01:48 GMT+08:00