Writer: Tom Bodell
Date:Friday June 17 2011
Malky Mackay has been named Cardiff City manager on a three year deal with the Hornets receiving and 'undisclosed' compensation package for his services.
As expected, the 39 year-old Scot was named as Dave Jones' successor at the Cardiff City Stadium having spent six years at Vicarage Road in various capacities.
Speaking to The Official Site, owner Laurence Bassini said:
'I can't hide the fact I'm disappointed to see Malky leave.'
'We must now move on.
'The current Board - Graham Taylor, Stuart Timperley and David Fransen - will add vital experience to the process which lies ahead of us now.'
Mackay arrived at Vicarage Road in 2005 on a free transfer from West Ham and was instrumental in the Hornet's rise into the Premier League.
Aged 34, Mackay made his long-awaited top flight debut with the club before hanging his boots up at the end of the 2007/08 season to join then-manager Aidy Boothroyd's coaching staff.
Eventually Mackay progressed up the ladder and was promoted to caretaker manager in 2008 as Aidy Boothroyd left the club.
His predecessor Bendan Rodgers eventually took the role permanently but Mackay re-claimed in in 2009 when the Northern Irishman left to join Reading.
During his six year affiliation with the club, Mackay made 52 appearances scoring three goals. As manager, Mackay guided the Hornets to 33 wins from 99 game in charge.
We at Vital Watford would like to extend our best wishes to Malky for the future.
Date:Friday June 17 2011
Is Odion Ighalo A Watford Player? (Tuesday July 29 2014)
OFFICIAL: Keith Andrews Signs (Thursday July 24 2014)
Expectation Angst: Is Promotion Now Realistic? (Tuesday July 22 2014)
Pre-Season Update (Sunday July 6 2014)
OFFICIAL: Vydra re-signs on loan (Thursday June 26 2014)
OFFICIAL: Lloyd Dyer Signs (Monday June 16 2014)
2013/14: Fans' Review (Sunday June 8 2014)
Belkalem Signs On & Makes Algeria World Cup Squad (Wednesday June 4 2014)
14/15 Away Kit To Commemorate First World War (Wednesday June 4 2014)
The 1881: Legends Flag Poll (Wednesday June 4 2014)
|21. Sheff Wed||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|Leeds and Milan cannot agree on Benedicic deal
» Leeds Utd : 29/07/2014 17:38:00
|Is Odion Ighalo A Watford Player?
» Watford : 29/07/2014 17:25:00
|Consortium release update on takeover
» Reading : 29/07/2014 17:25:00
|Brayford Set For League Debut
» Cardiff : 29/07/2014 17:18:00
|Steele Happy With Goalkeepers
» Derby County : 29/07/2014 17:00:00