The ongoing text scandal involving Wigan manager Malky Mackay has taken another twist with the FA last night stating that they need more time to deliver their verdict due to fresh evidence coming to fruition sometime at the end of January, reports BBC Sport.
Malky Mackay is currently being investigated for alleged racism, sexism and other discriminatory text messages sent to another member of his management team while he was at Cardiff City.
Despite extracts of these text messages having been sent to the FA for investigation and also the media who released them online, Wigan chairman Dave Whelan took a chance and hired Malky Mackay as their manager but the Scot’s contract is believed to have a release clause which states that if he is found guilty then the club have the right to sack him.
Interestingly, Dave Whelan decided to hand in his resignation only hours after the fresh evidence was given to the FA and the English governing body released their statement.
Whelan’s 23-year-old grandson now takes the helm at the Championship club. Whelan had been criticized over his decision to appoint Mackay and was also slated for making a racist statement of his own during his defence of Mackay’s appointment.
The FA were hoping to complete their investigation by the end of February but as we move into the month of March there is no predicting when the FA will deliver their final verdict.