Cardiff City have sacked manager Malky Mackay after months of speculation over the Scot’s position at the Welsh club.
The 41-year-old guided the Welsh outfit to the Premier League for the first time in their history last season, leading the side to the Championship title.
Cardiff have made a solid start in their fight to remain in the top flight, with the club gaining 17 points from 18 fixtures and currently sitting 16th in the table.
But Mackay’s relationship with owner Vincent Tan has come under scrutiny in the past month, with the Malaysian reportedly issuing an ultimatum to the Scot to resign or be sacked.
It looked like Mackay would enjoy a stay of execution with the two set to meet to reconcile their differences, but Cardiff have now decided to remove Mackay from his position.