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Cardiff Fires Coach Mackay After Nine Premier League Defeats

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Dec. 27 (Bloomberg) -- Cardiff City fired team coach Malky Mackay after losing nine of its first 18 games in English soccer’s Premier League.

Cardiff said on its website that it would appoint a new coach “in due course.”

Mackay, 41, was ousted a day after a 3-0 home loss to Southampton that leaves the Bluebirds 16th in the 20-team standings, one point above the relegation zone.

According to Bloomberg Sports projections, Cardiff has a 36.5 percent chance of being demoted.

Vincent Tan, Cardiff’s Malaysian owner, had told Mackay on Dec. 16 to resign or be fired, according to the British Broadcasting Corp.

Mackay led Cardiff into English soccer’s top flight for the first time in 51 years, and supporters staged a rally in support of him yesterday, according to the BBC.

He is the sixth Premier League coach to lose his job this season after Andre Villas-Boas at Tottenham Hotspur, Steve Clarke at West Bromwich Albion, Martin Jol at Fulham, Ian Holloway at Crystal Palace and Paolo Di Canio at Sunderland.

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