Bellamy, a former team-mate of Mackay at Norwich, has labelled the Scot "the best young British manager" and praised his record since succeeding Dave Jones, which has included promotion to the Premier League and a League Cup final appearance in 2012.
"What he's done for this club in such a short space of time is nothing short of remarkable," said Bellamy. "He's responsible for the connection between the fans and the players.
"I can only talk from a player's point of view and it isn't for me to dictate to anyone, certainly above me. But the simple fact is I'm very fortunate to be working with the guy."
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