Next Match: at home to Sunderland, December 28
Malky Mackay insists he still does not know when he will hold critical talks with owner Vincent Tan which could decide whether he remains as manager of Cardiff. Mackay watched his side lose 3-0 at home to Southampton on Boxing Day as the Saints claimed a first win in seven games thanks to a double from Jay Rodriguez and a Rickie Lambert strike. The on-field performance added to the sense of off-field discontent caused by the ongoing battle between Mackay and Tan which has put the manager's position in jeopardy. The lingering uncertainty over Mackay's future, despite a statement from chairman Mehmet Dalman that he would be in charge for the "foreseeable future", fuelled a pre-match protest where a group of supporters voiced their disapproval of Tan's running of the club. Mackay revealed earlier this week that Tan had rejected two requests for the duo and Dalman to meet in an attempt to reconcile their differences. Press Association Sport understands the meeting could take place on Saturday, when the Bluebirds are due to face Sunderland. But when asked if a date had been set, Mackay said: "Not as far as I'm aware. I've not been told of any meeting. I don't usually talk to him (Tan) on a game day. That's not something that normally happens. I usually speak to other people."