Wigan boss Malky Mackay has signed Kim Bo-
kyung, the player who was allegedly the subject
of an offensive text message sent by the Scot.
Mackay was Cardiff manager when the Welsh side
signed the 25-year-old South Korea international.
The 42-year-old admitted to sending offensive
messages, one allegedly about Kim, to colleague Iain
Moody, for which he later apologised.
The midfielder joins on a contract until the end of. the season.
He told the club website: “I am very happy to be joining up with the gaffer again.
“I really enjoyed working with him in the past and he
helped me so much in my career. He gave me the
chance to fulfil my dream of playing in England and I
am now looking forward so much to working with
“We had various offers from the UK and abroad but
when the chance came to be with the gaffer again at
Wigan, this really was the only place I wanted to
Kim moved to Cardiff from Japanese side Cerezo
Osaka for around £2m in 2012 and made 64
appearances for the club scoring three goals, but left
the Bluebirds last month by mutual agreement.
The furore over the text messages arose following
Mackay’s departure from the Cardiff City Stadium and cost him the chance to take over at Crystal Palace last summer.
However, Kim’s agent Lee Yeung-joong said the
player was looking forward to being reunited with
“When Kim Bo first joined Cardiff in 2012, Malky
showed him so much warmth and understanding and helped him integrate into the British culture, on and off the field. This experience made the decision to come to Wigan now a very easy one,” he commented.
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