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Premier League Management Record
Matches W D L GF GA Pts Win %
18 4 5 9 13 28 17 22.0
Management Career
Premier League Clubs Cardiff City
Champions -
Manager of the Year -
Manager of the Month -
Other Honours

Cardiff City
   Championship: 2012/13
   Promotion to the Premier League: 2012/13

Career Summary

Former Scotland defender Malky Mackay guided Cardiff City to the Barclays Premier League for the first time in the 2012/13 season, as the Welsh club won the Championship title to secure top flight football, before being relieved of his duties on 27 December 2013.

Cardiff finished eight points clear of second-placed Hull City and sealed promotion with four matches to spare. Mackay led the Bluebirds to the Championship Play-Offs in his first season in charge, 2011/12, but he managed to secure automatic promotion at the second time of asking.

Mackay was appointed as Cardiff boss in June 2011 after impressing his suitors in his first managerial role at Championship side Watford. After finishing his playing career with the Hornets, Mackay took charge in 2009 and led them to two consecutive mid-table finishes before moving to Wales.

For his efforts in the 2012/13 campaign, Mackay was honoured with the Championship’s Manager of the Year award. He also won Manager of the Month in the second tier of English football as both Watford and Cardiff boss.

In the Premier League, Mackay guided Cardiff to impressive wins over Manchester City and Welsh rivals Swansea City, but he was relieved of his duties following a 3-0 Boxing Day defeat to Southampton.

Playing Career

Queen's Park: 1992-93
Celtic: 1993-98
Norwich City: 1998-2004
West Ham United: 2004-05
Watford: 2005-08

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