Malky Mackay got lucky at Cardiff City claims Vincent Tan
Ladies and gentlemen, roll up for the latest absurd quotes from Cardiff owner Tan, with City heading for Premier League relegation
February 28th, 2014
The vast majority of Cardiff supporters were dismayed when Malky Mackay was sacked at the Cardiff City Stadium, with the Scot having steered the Welsh club into the Premier League last season and he appeared to be making a decent fist of keeping them in the top flight.
However, irreconcilable differences saw Mackay given his marching orders, with Vincent Tan critical of the apparent overspending that took place at the club last summer, with the Cardiff owner now claiming that the 42-year-old “got lucky” when it came to getting the Bluebirds promoted.
Cardiff now have Ole Gunnar Solskjaer in charge and look destined for the drop following a recent 4-0 reverse at home to Hull City although Tan has reserved his ire for the Norwegian’s predecessor and even audaciously claims that Dave Jones was a better manager at the club.
“He didn’t do very well at Watford, but somehow our CEO and our chairman hired him and replaced Dave Jones,” Tan said. “Dave Jones actually did much better.
“So I think Malky got lucky when he came to Cardiff. I invested a lot of money and then we went up. Do you think that Malky would have got us promoted without my investment?”
While Tan’s investment was indeed useful, Cardiff had previously failed to enjoy promotion despite spending money, although the Malaysian claims that the management team subsequently “went beserk” after getting into the top flight.
“Earlier on I was generous enough to give our football management too much authority and they went berserk,” he told the BBC. “They went and did bad business. That was a mistake.
“But now I’m involved, I know the value and I study. Every business I don’t know, if I spend enough time – a couple of months – I will know a lot. I know quite a lot about football now. I know the value of players and we won’t do stupid things.”
Nevertheless, many fans believe the most stupid thing Tan could possibly do is dispense with the services of Mackay in favour of the inexperienced Solskjaer who seems out of his depth at the Welsh club.