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The Cardiff manager has been strongly linked as the favourite to replace Paul Lambert at Carrow Road but he has insisted that he will not be going anywhere

Cardiff City manager Malky Mackay has played down reports linking him with the vacant role at Norwich, and insists that he remains committed to the Welsh club.

The former Norwich defender was a strong contender for the Canaries post after Paul Lambert was appointed as Aston Villa's new manager.

The Cardiff manager spent six years at Norwich as a player and admits that the club still holds a special place in his heart. But Mackay made it clear that he wants to distance himself away from rumours linking him to the vacant managerial post at Norwich.    

"I'm very flattered to be linked with Norwich as it's a club close to my heart from my playing days there," Mackay told Sky Sports.

"Norwich are moving in the right direction but I want to finish the exciting project I've started at Cardiff where we've a structure in place geared to long-term success."

"I have very good friends within the club and greatly respect Delia Smith and her fellow majority shareholder Michael Wynn Jones.

"I've a great relationship with our chief executive Alan Whiteley and the club's owner Vincent Tan is committed to major investment in Cardiff more of which will become apparent later this week.

"I too am fully committed to our football club and I'm ready for the challenges ahead."

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