Neville, Owen & more: Twitter reacts after Cardiff sack Mackay

Gary Neville and Michael Owen both tweet their thoughts after Cardiff City sack Malky Mackay on Friday

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Former Liverpool striker Michael Owen Photo: BT

Malky Mackay has been sacked by Cardiff City after a meeting with the Welsh club’s Board of Directors on Friday.

The newly-promoted side released a statement confirming that they will appoint Mackay’s successor as soon as possible after a 3-0 loss to Southampton on Boxing Day.

Here is a selection of Twitter reaction from the professionals, past and present, reacting to the Scot’s dismissal.

Ex-Norwich City defender Iwan Roberts (‏@iwanwroberts) gives us his thoughts on Mackay’s sacking: “Gutted for big Malky he can hold his head up high and leave with dignity. Horrendous working circumstances for him to work in! […] Malky took over and had 10 players he built a squad got them to the COC final lost on penalties to Liverpool, won the Championship by eight points […] Last season and have not spent much time in bottom three this season. Not sure where the owner expected them to be after spending £30m?!”

Crawley Town defender James Hurst ‏(@hursty43) analyses the situation with a healthy dose of irony: “At least Malky Mackay’s job was made easy by the board.”

Ex-Chelsea midfielder Jody Morris (‏@morriskid) tips Mackay to take over at West Brom: “West Brom surely gotta look at Malky Mackay now??”

Former Liverpool midfielder David Thompson (@77thomo) isn’t impressed by Cardiff’s behaviour: “Malky Mackay sacked by Cardiff bad taste that!”

England legend Gary Lineker (‏@GaryLineker) is worried for Cardiff’s hopes of beating relegation: “Malky Mackay has finally been put out of his misery and sacked by Cardiff. Wouldn’t be surprised if West Brom have been lying in wait […] It will be fascinating to see who Tan now appoints. Anything could happen. Fear for Cardiff!”

Manchester United legend Gary Neville (‏@GNev2) gives his rather uneloquent thoughts on the sacking: ” RT ‘@Paul_leach89: @GNev2 what’s your thoughts on Malky Mackay being sacked?’ It’s all [email protected]@@E!”

Liverpool legend Michael Owen ‏(@themichaelowen) feels sorry for the Scot: “I guess it was inevitable that Malky Mackay has finally been sacked. A real shame after doing such a great job at Cardiff City.”

Finally, ex-Norwich City forward Darren Huckerby ‏(@hucks6dh6) reckons Mackay is better off now: “Malky is better off without them! #TanIsATool”

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