Vincent Tan criticises Mackay for buying a 'fake Bentley' at Cardiff

Cardiff City owner Vincent Tan has once again hit out at former Bluebirds manager Malky Mackay and the £10 million signing of Andreas Cornelius.

Vincent Tan has stuck the knife in yet again with former Cardiff City manager Malky Mackay after hitting out at the Scot’s signing of Danish forward Andreas Cornelius.

The 21-year-old moved to the Bluebirds from FC Copenhagen in the summer of 2013 with Cardiff paying £10 million for the striker after seeing him score 18 goals in 34 games for the Danish giants.

But he returned to his homeland in January of the following year after playing just eight games for the Welsh club without scoring a goal.

Mackay, meanwhile, was sacked later that same season, and was recently back in the headlines again amid accusations he exchanged offensive text messages with former Crystal Palace sporting director Iain Moody.

And speaking in an interview with Channel News Asia, Tan hit out at Mackay for paying so much for a player “who people said was worth £3 million.”

"I gave Mackay money to buy a Bentley or a Rolls Royce, but he bought me a fake Bentley instead,” he said.

“Like when someone asks you to buy a real Hermes bag, he bought a fake one. Anyone would be mad in my situation, but the fans don't seem to understand."

Mackay’s successor Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was sacked after Cardiff made a slow start to life in the Championship following last season’s Premier League relegation, with former Leyton Orient manager Russell Slade brought in as his replacement.

Cornelius, meanwhile, has gone back to finding the net regularly for Copenhagen, with nine goals in his first 24 games since returning to the club and was even linked with a shock move back to England amid rumours that Newcastle were scouting the striker.

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