Malky Mackay out of running for Palace job

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Malky Mackay has been ommitted from the running to be the next Crystal Palace job, despite being odds on favourite. The news comes in the light of when the former Norwich City defender was in charge of former club Cardiff City.

Reports have circulated the media, suggesting that Mackay had sent texts of a  racial, sexist and homophobic nature according to BBC Sport.

The Welsh club have claimed these texts were sent whilst the Scot was in charge of Cardiff. Cardiff have also alledged wrongdoing by Palace’s sporting director Iain Moody, Cardiff’s head of recruitment under Mackay before being sacked in October.

The FA has confirmed it has received a detailed account of issues related to the pair’s time at Cardiff.

A spokesman added: “The FA can confirm it is currently investigating this matter.”

Meanwhile, Keith Millen who is caretaker charge of the club, has said he would be happy to take on the role full-time; “I know I can manage. I want to speak to the chairman and see which direction he wants to go in. If he has got belief in me, I will speak to him,” Millen said.

As for now, Mackay won’t be getting the job.

But will this investigation lead to further action by the FA and put the Scot’s career in jeopardy?