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Burnley Seek Talks with Malky MacKay

Sky Sports Breaking News suggests Burnley have asked Watford for permission to speak to Malky MacKay.

However according to the local Watford Observer the Hornets have told Burnley any approach for manager Malky Mackay would be rejected.

Watford chief executive Julian Winter has within the last hour stated: "We have had no formal approach and if we did, we would reject it."

If you want to know about Mackay's career you can click this link to our previous article:

Big Sam or Big Mac?


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The Journalist

Writer: turfmanphil Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Sunday January 9 2011

Time: 1:23PM

Your Comments

Hope they get this one right if true!!
turfmanphil
Why go for managers already in a job. There are plenty of good managers out there like Chris Hughton who are currently unemployed.
King Billy
You can't blame them going for managers who are already at a club as all it takes is a phone call with a yes or no answer
Totally_Claret
If we are to go BIG as many fans want. Then let us go for the best, forget Big Sam and go for Martin O'Neil. What a coup that woul be, especially if the board let him have the necessary budget to get the players we need, who would surely be attracted by the chance to work with him.
cornwallclaret
The way Burnley keep approaching managers in contract at other clubs smacks of arrogance. Mackay won't be interested in leaving the fantastic job he's doing at Watford in the same way Lambert couldn't see the appeal either. Burnley need to understand that you are nit such a big club that you are going to draw managers like this away from where they are.
Gloryhornet1810
Cornwall - it amazes me how many people have mentioned this as if it is some way within the realms of possibility. Kind of marks a lot of Burnley fans out as being out-of-touch. Gloryhornet might have a point, but at least we are giving your club the opportunity to refuse us permission to speak to your manager. I'd say that is more polite than arrogant. Our clubs are almost identical in terms of support, but we are in a much healthier financial state. I'm sure MM will stay with you.
cubanclaret
I don't think it smacks of arrogance,it smacks of incompetence. We do not have our own ground back yet despite spending a season in the top flight and making 14.4 million profit. Instead of paying what 3.5 m to get it back we prefer to keep paying rent. We are still training in 1950s state-of-the-art facilities and only now have decided to upgrade and have applied to Sec of State after council approval. (It is 2011 now!) Now we are told this club has gone down stronger, but I am told if it wasn't for the parachute payments we would be losing money hand over fist. At a time when we could have secured our long term future in the Prem by spending a bit more, we decide after Coyle to recruit a no hoper that was never really accepted by the Clarets fans. Why? Because he was cheap! Now we think, we can upset the applecart at other clubs by approaching managers who seem quite happy in what they are doing and have no interest in coming to some small town in Lancashire with a football club that for years has had a small town mentality prefering to play it safe instead of taking a calculated risk. We are reaping what we deserve.Midtable mediocrity!
turfmanphil
I could not agree with you more TMP!
andy1882
Bang on TMP. I remember the match report, albeit one in the Daily Mail, after the Orient Game. Talked about complacency being the reasons we ended up in that mess. Well, while we're not in that mess now, the board are now once again looking pretty complacent about life.
pmh200111
just makes u wonder y kilby let coyle chat to bolton
jasper6131
In the hard practical world I agree with you Cuban. However, certainly for me and I am sure many footy supporters it is the dream that keeps us going through thick and thin.
cornwallclaret
I wonder whether the conclusion that we recruited Laws 'because he was cheap' would actually fit all of the facts, if we knew them. I expect the reasoning was somewhat more complicated. But as the only people who know them can be accused of covering their tracks, there's no clear way to answer the charge.
Couch Potato
As I understand it BL was appointed on the recommendation of a firm of highly regarded accountants on a value for money basis. ie that on some complicated formula his record as a manager showed that he had obtained the best results for the least money.
cornwallclaret
 

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