Vincent Tan’s message to Cardiff City fans about new manager

Cardiff City owner Vincent Tan wants the club’s fans to have faith in Russell Slade, who is likely to be the new manager.

Give Russell Slade a chance: that’s the message from Cardiff City owner Vincent Tan to the club’s fans.

The 53-year-old Englishman has already resigned from his managerial post at Leyton Orient, but he has yet to officially takeover at the Welsh outfit.

The Championship club’s owner Tan has now revealed that he is confident that Slade will become his team’s manager in the coming days and has asked the fans to have faith in him.

'We now have a little problem with Leyton Orient, but that is being sorted out', the Malaysian businessman told Sky Sports. He is helping us a little bit on consultancy until he can sort out his contract.

'Then we can officially hire him. I think he will make a good manager for us. All I can say to the Cardiff fans is give him a chance, give him a break'.

Cardiff have been without a full-time manager since the middle of this month following the departure of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

The former Manchester United striker replaced Malky Mackay in January 2014 but failed to keep Cardiff in the Premier League.

Following a run of poor results that saw the Bluebirds fall perilously close to the relegation zone in the Championship, Solskjaer and Cardiff parted company.

Scott Young and Danny Gabbidon are currently in charge of Cardiff, who returned to winning ways on Saturday with a 2-1 victory over Sheffield Wednesday at the Cardiff City Stadium.

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