Ahead of tonight’s huge Premier League clash between Crystal Palace and Manchester City, news broke of Malky Mackay’s sacking as Wigan Athletic’s manager.
The news of a Championship manager losing his job wouldn’t usually have that much relevance to a Premier League clash, however, less than a year ago, the Eagles were being linked with a move for the former Cardiff City gaffer.
Following Tony Pulis’ shock departure, Mackay was deemed frontrunner for the vacancy at Selhurst Park, however, the Scotsman was never appointed and, fast forward a few months on, Palace fans will be delighted that was the case with club hero Alan Pardew doing a fine job since moving from Newcastle United.
Despite facing the Premier League champions tonight – a win would see Pardew’s side jump back above Everton into 11th place – the Eagles faithful were pre-occupied with the Mackay news and thanking the footballing gods that he never took the hot seat.
Thank you vincent tan for heads up with malkay mackay….what a disaster he would have been for #CPFC …. Dodged the bullet with that one
— Daly (@dlamaboy) April 6, 2015
To think Mackay was almost made CPFC boss some months ago. Today we thank the powers that be for Pardew and Co
— Matt Watts (@JustMattWatts) April 6, 2015
Mackay sacked? Dodged a bullet there #cpfc
— Nads (@NadsShad) April 6, 2015
— Graham McKay (@gasman_g) April 6, 2015
— George Pavlou (@gpavlou64) April 6, 2015
— nath (@lNathLord) April 6, 2015