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Malky Mackay has already achieved what many before him failed to do—winning Premier League promotion with Cardiff City.
For 51 years, the side tried to get to the top tier of English football, failing so often with slumps late on in the season.
Last term they made it, thanks in no small part to Mackay's management. A former defender himself, his side's back line were key in their promotion push, keeping 18 clean sheets throughout the 2012/13 Championship campaign.
Their dream scenario is that Mackay stays and continues to manage the side and keep them in the Premier League. If owner Vincent Tan doesn't make any more rash decisions, he will do just that.
Over the summer the Bluebirds spent big and they spent well, bringing in the likes of Gary Medel, Steven Caulker, Peter Odemwingie and Andreas Cornelius. The man behind these signings was the now-departed Iain Moody, who was sacked and replaced with a 23-year-old Kazakh friend of the chairman's son, as reported by David Conn in the Guardian.
You couldn't make this stuff up.
It was a move that many thought would unsettle Mackay who, so far, is still in the job. In January, Cardiff do not need to make signings, they need to make sure they do not lose the man who has guided them this far.