Toffees rate Bluebirds boss highly.
Everton have made promising young Cardiff City boss Malky Mackay their first choice to take over from David Moyes at Goodison Park next season after it was announced on Thursday afternoon that the Toffees manager would be leaving the club to succeed Sir Alex Ferguson at Manchester United, reports the Daily Star.
Mackay, 41, has done a fantastic job in charge of the South Wales outfit, recently guiding the club to promotion to the Premier League for the very first time in the Bluebirds’ history as champions of the Championship.
However, the Scot is only contracted to Cardiff until the summer of 2014 and he may be attracted by the lure of top-flight giants Everton, who are on course for a sixth-place finish in the Premier League this season.
Mackay has been in charge of Cardiff since June 2011, when he arrived from fellow Championship outfit Watford, overseeing 105 games in that time, winning 49 of those contests and losing just 24 times, with a healthy win percentage of 46.