Yet another controversial move has left some fans very concerned
Vincent Tan has been a controversial figure ever since he walked through the door at Cardiff City as the club’s owner.
During his reign he has changed the colour of the kit that resonates with the Bluebirds to red along with the alteration of the crest 2012 which didn’t go down well with the fanbase.
He has also labelled the fans in the past ‘ungrateful, negative and disruptive’ over that issue after the side reached the Premier League.
Tan has caused yet more controversy in the past week with the departure of the head of recruitment Iain Moody, and replacing him with a 23-year-old who is rumoured to be a friend of Tan’s son in Alisher Apsalyamov. It also said that Apsalyamov has no experience related to football.
The only positive surrounding this for Cardiff fans is the rhetoric coming from Tan regarding manager Malky Mackay. He seems to be receiving the backing of the Malaysian owner though the Cardiff Supporters Trust seem very concerned. They are right to be cynical regarding Tan’s comments and the future of their manager.
Fans of any club will welcome investment into their side if it meant improvements but not if the owner is taking the approach of ‘this is my toy and I will play with it in whatever way I want to.’
That seems to be Tan’s approach to the club, his sometimes contempt for the fans and their wishes and Cardiff’s identity in the past. Despite the success of promotion last season, if I were a Cardiff fan, I’d be worried about the direction Tan is taking the club in.
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