MP warns club not to appoint Mackay as boss

Malky Mackay
Malky Mackay

An MP has warned her local club against appointing Malky Mackay as its next manager.

Mackay, from Berkhamsted, reportedly sent texts that were of a ‘racist, sexist or homophobic’ nature while at Cardiff City last year.

Although Mackay admitted sending the messages he denied he was racist, sexist, homophobic or anti-Semitic.

However, Labour MP for Wigan Lisa Nandy has urged Wigan Athletic chairman Dave Whelan not to appoint the 42-year-old as the club’s next boss.

Ms Nandy wrote to Mr Whelan saying that ‘she had ben contacted by a number of constituents’ who had asked her to voice their concerns about the potential appointment of Mackay following press reports linking him with the post.

She later tweeted: “It’s up to Wigan Athletic who they appoint as manager but I have written to ask that they take fans’ views into account.’