Mackay rules out Canaries role

Scot distances himself from vacant managerial post at Norwich

Malky Mackay: Committed to Cardiff and determined to help them into the Premier League

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Malky Mackay claims to be 'flattered' by reports linking him with the vacant managerial post at Norwich but says he is committed to Cardiff 'long-term'.

The former Canaries defender was quickly installed as a strong favourite for the Carrow Road post once Paul Lambert took the decision to take the reins at Aston Villa.

Mackay spent six years with Norwich during his playing days and admits the club still holds a special place in his heart.

He is, however, keen to distance himself from the rumours suggesting he could be about to return to Norfolk.

Having only been appointed Cardiff manager in the summer of 2011, and having led them to the Championship play-offs during his first season in charge, Mackay is determined to 'finish the exciting project' he has undertaken in South Wales.

Investment

"Norwich are moving in the right direction but I want to finish the exciting project I've started at Cardiff where we've a structure in place geared to long-term success. "

Malky Mackay

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In an exclusive statement passed to Sky Sports News HD, he said: "I'm very flattered to be linked with Norwich as it's a club close to my heart from my playing days there.

"I have very good friends within the club and greatly respect Delia Smith and her fellow majority shareholder Michael Wynn Jones.

"Norwich are moving in the right direction but I want to finish the exciting project I've started at Cardiff where we've a structure in place geared to long-term success.

"I've a great relationship with our chief executive Alan Whiteley and the club's owner Vincent Tan is committed to major investment in Cardiff more of which will become apparent later this week.

"I too am fully committed to our football club and I'm ready for the challenges ahead."