Mackay's attempts to meet Cardiff owner rejected

Published on NewsOK Modified: December 23, 2013 at 10:21 am •  Published: December 23, 2013
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CARDIFF, Wales (AP) — After expecting to be fired over the weekend, Cardiff manager Malky Mackay said Monday that the club's owner won't meet him.

The Scot looked likely to lose his job after receiving an ultimatum last week from owner Vincent Tan to resign or be fired in an email that listed grievances against the manager.

Mackay refused to resign and chairman Mehmet Dalman assured the manager on Sunday that he would remain in charge for the "foreseeable future."

But there was a caveat in Sunday's statement, with Dalman saying there would need to be some form of reconciliation between the owner and manager.

"I've been asked if I would meet the owner and Mehmet, which is absolutely something that would be for the good the club and for the good of us all going forward," Mackay said at a news conference.

"I think that should be sooner rather than later. I certainly wanted that meeting to be today but unfortunately that was declined. If not today, then tomorrow but unfortunately that has also been declined. So after that we are in Christmas Day and then there's game day so unfortunately that's probably not going to be until the end of the week."

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