Cardiff City Supporters’ Trust issued the following statement today:
“We are not surprised at the departure of Malky Mackay which looked inevitable following the breakdown in the relationship between Malky and Mr Tan.
“We’d like to thank Malky sincerely for his massive contribution to Cardiff City. He will always be fondly remembered by Bluebirds fans as the manager who took Cardiff City to the Premier League for the first time. He is undoubtedly one of the best and most popular managers in Cardiff City’s history.
“The Trust always found Malky very approachable and he was passionate about doing his best for Cardiff City. He had an excellent rapport with fans and appreciated the importance of supporters to any football club.
“Recent off the field controversies have damaged the relationship between the club and fans.
“One way Mr Tan could build bridges with supporters would be to return the playing kit to blue at the earliest opportunity.
“This whole episode highlights once again the need for strong supporter engagement in football clubs at all levels. Our friends in the Swansea City Supporters’ Trust have an excellent working relationship with the senior management of their club and a supporter director sits on the board. We’d like to see Cardiff City move towards that in the future.
“We urge Cardiff City fans to join the Trust and strengthen further the voice of the fans.”