Malky Mackay: Let Cardiff boss finish the job - Lord Kinnock
Lord Kinnock has told controversial Cardiff owner Vincent Tan to let boss Malky Mackay finish the job of keeping the Bluebirds in the Premier League.
Mackay's future is under threat after Tan told the 41-year-old to either resign or be sacked despite guiding the club to promotion last season.
In an interview with BBC Radio 5 live's Sportsweek, lifelong Cardiff fan and former Labour leader Lord Kinnock criticised Tan for putting "appalling pressures" on Mackay and urged him not to sack the Scot.
"Not only has his conduct been unfair to Malky, unfair to the team, unfair to the fans most of all, but it doesn't seem to even make much business sense," he said of the 61-year-old Malaysian.
"Malky's short-term ambition was to provide Cardiff City with Premier League security. He's well on the way to doing it. Let him finish the job."
Cardiff are 15th in the Premier League table in their first season back in the top flight, four points above the relegation zone.
They were beaten 3-1 by Liverpool at Anfield on Saturday, in what was expected to be Mackay's last game in charge.
Tan sent an email to the former Watford boss on Monday informing him that his reign was coming to an end. It also contained a list of grievances, focusing on signings, transfer budgets, results and style of play.
Lord Kinnock, who said he had seen the email, told Sportsweek it contained "seven pages of diatribe" from Tan.
The 71-year-old added: "To dispose of an asset like Malky Mackay, not least in the middle of the most crowded part of the whole league fixture list, doesn't really add up in business terms."
Former Scotland international Mackay, who became Cardiff boss in June 2011, has repeatedly insisted he will not resign.