Norwich will turn to Cardiff’s Malky Mackay if Chris Hughton cannot halt his side’s alarming slump.

Hughton is under huge pressure after Saturday’s 7-0 loss to Manchester City left Norwich in the bottom three.
Should Norwich act, Mackay is in pole position to return to Carrow Road, where he spent six years as a player.

The Scot’s position at Cardiff is precarious after a chaotic month in which his head of recruitment, Iain Moody, was sacked by owner Vincent Tan. After watching Cardiff beat Swansea with a goal from £9million summer signing Steven Caulker, Mackay made a pointed reference to Moody’s recruitment system.

He said: ‘The signing of Caulker (from Tottenham) was crucial. I couldn’t believe we actually got him, certainly for the price we ended up paying.

‘He was brave to step out of being a squad player at Spurs, but he did it with the best intentions for his football career and not his pocket. We did our homework on him and were able to get him.’