UK Back Pages: Vincent Tan's Revenge on Malky Mackay, Mario Balotelli and More

Sean SwabyUK Staff WriterAugust 20, 2014


Former Cardiff City boss Malky Mackay was seemingly set to take the Crystal Palace job before it broke that Cardiff owner Vincent Tan sent the FA a dossier of Mackay's alleged misconduct. 

Lukas Podolski, Cheick Tiote and Mario Balotelli are also mentioned as rumoured exits from their respective clubs. 

Let's see what all the back pages had to say about Wednesday's events. 

The Mirror simply paints the Mackay situation as Tan's revenge. 

Thursday's Daily Mirror back page - "Revenge" #tomorrowspaperstoday #bbcpapers

— Nick Sutton (@suttonnick) August 20, 2014

The Daily Express also leads with Mackay but links mercurial Mario Balotelli with a move back to England and to Liverpool. 

Thursday's Daily Express back page - "Mackay in U-turn" #tomorrowspaperstoday #bbcpapers

— Nick Sutton (@suttonnick) August 20, 2014

The Sun runs with the Crystal Palace unrest and a story that Arsene Wenger will allow World Cup winner Lukas Podolski to leave the club but that Joel Campbell is hands off. 

Thursday's Sun back page - "Malky gets a tanning" #tomorrowspaperstoday #bbcpapers

— Nick Sutton (@suttonnick) August 20, 2014

The Star claims that Balotelli's proposed move to Liverpool has fallen apart and that Crystal Palace are now turning their attention to former Tottenham boss Tim Sherwood. 

Thursday's Daily Star back page - "Milan KO Balo Kop" #tomorrowspaperstoday #bbcpapers #lfc

— Nick Sutton (@suttonnick) August 20, 2014