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Cardiff City manager Malky Mackay will have his work cut out to keep Bluebirds in Premier League after he was informed he would not be given a “single penny” to spend in the January transfer window.
The Scot has done a decent job in the club’s first season in the Premier League, with the Welsh outfit currently sitting in 15th place in the table and four points off the relegation zone following their 1-0 victory over West Brom last weekend.
Mackay has been able to do this despite the off-field issues at the Cardiff City Stadium which saw highly-rated recruiter Ian Moody part ways with the club at the discretion of owner Vincent Tan.
Following that victory over the Baggies, Mackay had outlined his plans to bring a few more faces to the club in January to boost the squad and give them a better chance of survival.
However, the manager’s comments have incurred the wrath of Tan, who believes the club already overspent on players in the summer.
Chief executive Simon Lim has now outlined the owner’s thoughts and the already fractious relationship between Mackay and the hierarchy at Cardiff may well be boiling up once again.
A statement from Lim read: “Tan Sri Vincent Tan was extremely upset to read quotes from the manager concerning the possibility of new recruits, before he had been informed whether funds would be made available.”
“He has stated that not a single penny will be made available in January,” he added.