Cardiff City owner Vincent Tan shows his ruthless side

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Controversial Cardiff City owner has sacked another manager, this time at his other club FK Sarajevo.

Cardiff City owner Vincent Tan has sacked his second manager of the season, this time at his other club FK Sarajevo.

Tan dismissed former Real Madrid and Croatia player Robert Jarni after just four months and nine games into his tenure with the Bosnian club. Jarni, who took over at Sarajevo on December 1 last year, has paid the price for a run of four games without a win.

Jarni leaves Sarajevo just four points off league leaders HŠK Zrinjski Mostar with five games to go, as well as the club already having secured a place in the Bosnian Cup semi-finals, in what looks like another bizarre decision from Tan.

Jarni’s dismissal makes it the second axing of the season for managers working under Vincent Tan. The Malaysian dismissed Malky Mackay at Cardiff City in December after a run of poor results, despite protests from fans wanting the Scot to stay.

Tan appointed former Manchester United and Norway striker Ole Gunnar Solskjaer in January, luring him to the Welsh capital from his previous club Molde.

But Solskjaer has won just two league games since taking charge of the Bluebirds, leaving Cardiff all but relegated from the Premier League. City sit 19th on 26 points, but with only five games remaining to save their torrid season.

Last weekend’s 3-0 home defeat to Crystal Palace looked to be the final nail the coffin for the Cardiff, who face a trip to Southampton this weekend having won only once on the road all season.

Robert Jarni’s sacking will come as anxious news to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, who has already said he wants to remain with Cardiff even if they are relegated. Only time will tell whether owner Vincent Tan sees Solskjaer as a long-term appointment, or whether he will change managers again for next season.

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