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Mackay going for Wigan job

Wigan chairman Dave Whelan has revealed he will interview Malky Mackay for his club's managerial vacancy despite the furore which followed his departure from Cardiff.

Mackay is the bookies' favourite to take the reins having been out of the sport since he was dismissed by Cardiff in December 2013.

The Scot came close to taking over at Crystal Palace in August, only to see that possibility dashed when details emerged of text messages, sent by Mackay, which he later admitted were "disrespectful of other cultures".

"I can confirm Malky Mackay has applied and we will speak to him," Whelan said.