RUDY FUNK: Mackay sacking is a disappointing decision

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When I look at the sacking of Malky Mackay and the situation at Cardiff City, it really disappoints me.

Malky has done a terrific job down there, but as soon as the relationship between the chairman and the manager becomes tested then there is only one loser.

File photo dated 27/04/2013 of Cardiff City Chairman Vincent Tan (left) and manager Malky Mackay. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Friday December 27, 2013. Cardiff manager Malky Mackay has been relieved of his duties, the Barclays Premier League club have confirmed on their official website. See PA story SOCCER Cardiff. Photo credit should read: Adam Davy/PA Wire

File photo dated 27/04/2013 of Cardiff City Chairman Vincent Tan (left) and manager Malky Mackay. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Friday December 27, 2013. Cardiff manager Malky Mackay has been relieved of his duties, the Barclays Premier League club have confirmed on their official website. See PA story SOCCER Cardiff. Photo credit should read: Adam Davy/PA Wire

As we have seen over the years, the likes of Sir Alex Ferguson, David Moyes at Everton and Arsene Wenger have all had great relationships and because of that they have progressed their clubs.

I feel sorry for Malky, but things have changed in football, it is now a quick-fix, results-based business.

That isn’t just at the top level, that is right the way down the leagues.

Though people have short memories because if you look at where Cardiff were when he took over and if you look at where they are now, the positions are poles apart.

The think about good managers is that they always bounce back and I’m confident that it won’t be long before we see him in another top job.

At Scarborough Athletic I am in the fortunate position that I have a great board and chairman behind me, who I have a great relationship with.

The pace is dictated by the board, but at this club our board members are elected by the fans, so everyone has a say in who runs the club.

We all have to remember that is is the same principle as any club further up the pyramid, the chairman has the final say.

In the past I have had a few single-minded chairmen that I have worked with, but I have soon learned to adapt.

It is a case of just recognising that you have to work by his say-so.

But as soon as a chairman comes into my domain, the footballing side of things, then I wouldn’t be able to work like that.

Things are going well for us at the moment as a club, despite the fact that we weren’t able to give our fans a Christmas present against Loughborough.

Fortunately there was another parcel under the tree on Boxing Day and I hope that, linked with the draw at Leek, cheered them up a little.

We have reached the half-way stage of the season now and I think we are placed very nicely with a few games in hand.

The fans have played a massive part in this as we saw on Saturday at Leek.

A number of people from their club said to me that it was great to see both sets of fans cheering on their teams, which is exactly how football should be.

I would like to thank each and everyone of our fans, be itose from the area or those in different parts of the world, they are all fantastic.

I would like to wish everyone a happy new year and I hope that they can hopefully watch us build on the platform that we have made in 2013.