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Crystal Palace withdraws offer to Malky Mackay after receiving Vincent Tan's dossier

Widely expected to become Crystal Palace's new manager, Malky Mackay's future is now uncertain.

Mackay's plans were scuppered after Vincent Tan, the owner of Cardiff, handed a dossier to the Football Association (FA) that questioned his conduct during Mackay's reign at Cardiff.

Tan, who is a Malaysian tycoon, questioned the amount of fees, commission and role of agents in several transfers during his time at Cardiff, reported the Mirror.

According to the Mirror the dossier also contains evidence which shows that Mackay sent e-mails and text messages that were racist, sexist and homophobic.

The Mirror reported that FA had no official comments but added that they would be investigating Tan's claims. 

Mackay meanwhile has strenuously denied any wrongdoing.

Turbulent history

Mackay and Tan had a turbulent history after Mackay's acrimonious departure from Cardiff last December.

Mackay had initiated a £7.5million (S$15.5 million) legal claim against the club but dropped it after reaching a settlement with Tan. 

The settlement involved him apologising "without reservation" to Tan.

According to the Mirror, former Spurs manager Tim Sherwood is now the leading contender for the Crystal Palace job.

Source: Mirror Online

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