Watford have confirmed Malky Mackay has left Vicarage Road to take up the manager's job at Championship rivals Cardiff. Cardiff, who sacked Dave Jones after suffering play-off disappointment for the second successive season, have yet to confirm Mackay's appointment.
But a statement from new Watford owner Laurence Bassini on Watford's official website read: "Cardiff City has now confirmed Malky Mackay as its new manager - and he leaves with the best wishes of the Hornets' leadership team.
"I can't hide the fact I'm disappointed to see Malky leave.
"I do, however, wish him the very best of luck and every success for the future as he begins work at his new club."