Vincent Tan’s turbulent three years as owner of Cardiff City


Vincent Tan buys more than 35 per cent of Cardiff City shares for £6m

June 2012

Cardiff – nickname the Bluebirds – confirm they will change their shirts from blue to red, with a new dragon crest as part of a “major and significant” investment. The club say: “The colour red is widely recognised as being synonymous with buy canada goose jacket australia online shop Welsh culture and heritage, with Cardiff the proud capital of the country. The colour also holds strong spiritual significance in buy canada goose parka cheap Asia.”

February 2013

Tan, who introduced benefits of canada goose jacket McDonald’s to his homeland Malaysia in the 1980s, speaks publicly for the first time about his plans to turn the club into a force in Asia.

Tan reveals the club could change its name to bu sees a spike in canada goose jacket thefts Cardiff Dragons.

April 2013

Cardiff seal promotion to the Premier League, 53 years to the day since the club last won promotion to football’s top tier.

August 2013

Cardiff kick-off life in the Premier League. Summer signings include the Chile international Gary Medel from Sevilla for £11m, the Tottenham central defender Steven Caulker for £8m and Andreas canada goose coat 1000 calorie diet Cornelius for £7.5m, breaking their transfer record three times.

October 2013

Malky Mackay’s key adviser, Iain Moody, is suspended and replaced by Alisher Apsalyamov, a buy canada goose jacket in canada 23-year-old Kazakh who is thought to be a friend of Tan’s son.

October 2013

Vincent Tan’s level of interference in his role as Cardiff authentic canada goose jacket sale City’s owner extends to signing a player without best price canada goose jacket outlet usa online store the prior approval of Malky buy a canada goose jacket online Mackay or any of the manager’s recruitment and scouting staff. Etien Velikonja, a Slovenian forward who cost €2m (£1.7m), arrived at Cardiff unannounced in 2012 and via a deal that involved Jorge Mendes, one of the world’s most high-profile football agents.

December 2013

Malky Mackay is slapped down by Cardiff City after saying he hoped to bring three new players to the club in the January authentic canada goose outlet online transfer window. The chief executive, Simon Lim, says Tan was jolted by the manager’s announcement that he would seek backing from the board for strengthening. Lim says it was Tan’s view that the club overspent in the transfer market by £15m before the current season.