Text Allegations: Moody set to leave Crystal Palace

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Iain MoodyIain Moody is set to resign as Crystal sporting director wake of allegations about racist, sexist and homophobic texts shared his colleague, Malky Mackay.
claims have already ended Mackay’s chances of becoming ’s boss.
pair were sacked by Cardiff City last season and Welsh club sent a dossier to Football alleging misconduct.
Mackay, 42, had been the favourite to take over at Selhurst Park.
It would have been Mackay’s first managerial role since his dismissal December. Moody, Mackay’s head of at Cardiff, was sacked two prior to that and later joined the staff under Tony Pulis.
After Pulis left Palace last week, Mackay had been widely expected to rejoin Moody .
The FA has confirmed it received a detailed account of issues relating to the pair from their time at Cardiff and said it was “currently investigating this matter”.
Cardiff have also given Palace and Moody notice they intend to serve legal action against them for their involvement in last season’s so-called ‘spygate’ incident.[eap_ad_2]
The Eagles beat Cardiff 3-0 in April only for the Welsh side to complain that their starting line-up had been leaked to their rivals. Palace and Moody denied any wrongdoing.
But it is understood that the Palace hierarchy were unaware of Cardiff’s latest allegations about Moody and their complaint to the FA until Wednesday.
Palace were also thought to be unaware of the allegations about Mackay when the Scot was interviewed for the vacant manager’s Sunday.
It is understood Mackay did not perform as well as expected in the interview but remained a strong candidate for the role until Palace learned full details of the allegations Wednesday and immediately dropped their interest.
Palace were led to believe that the bitter dispute between Cardiff and Mackay and Moody had been settled when the pair apologised to Bluebirds owner Vincent Tan in and dropped their claims for compensation over their sackings in 2013.
of the Palace hierarchy thought this dispute was purely over alleged financial irregularities during Mackay and Moody’s time at Cardiff and while they had heard rumours that there were more allegations, they had not been presented any evidence.
It has since emerged that some of these allegations relate to text messages of a racist, sexist and homophobic nature.
Meanwhile, Palace’s search for a manager is now likely to extend into next week.
Keith Millen will remain in temporary charge for ’s visit of West Ham, assisted by first-team coach Ben Garner and coach Gerry Francis.
Tottenham manager Tim Sherwood is one of the candidates to be appointed to the a permanent basis. (BBC Sport)[eap_ad_3]