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Cardiff City and Vincent Tan: A rocky relationship

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Cardiff City successfully won promotion to the Premier League led by former manager Malky Mackay for the first time in their history, but that was not enough to see him stave off the sack this season.

Not only are they treading dangerous waters in terms of relegation worries ahead of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's impending arrival, the fans are fighting troublesome owner Vincent Tan.

Tan has been making news nationwide for his dictatorship-esque style of running the club, having angered fans with his decision to change the teams primary colour to red instead of the classic blue.

To add to this, he appears to have very little knowledge if the game as, apparently, he almost terminated goal keeper David Marshall's contract for not scoring any goals. I admit, I was one of many to find this amusing, however much sympathy must be sent Cardiff fans way for what they are dealing with an unsettling period in terms of direction.

Currently managerless as Solskjaer waits in the wings, Cardiff are sitting perilously close to the relegation zone and currently look doomed to fight in a relegation battle, unless a new manager can come in and change the fortunes, much like what happened with Southampton last season.

The reason they are currently managerless is due to yet another one of Tan's bizarre decisions. Having told former manager Malky Mackay to "resign or face the sack" he appeared to have resolved issues with the Scot, before relieving him of his duties days later.

It is safe to say Malky won't have to wait long to find another job however, as one of the younger managers around, he comes with a growing reputation. West Brom could very well be the club Malky takes charge of next.

One of the good things that can be said of Tan, however, is that he appears to have some pulling power in terms of transfers, bringing in the likes of Gary Medel, Steven Caulker, Jean Theopile-Catherine amongst other signings.

I'm sure Mackay was more than pleased with the squad assembled for the start of the season, however as we enter January, currently managerless, whoever takes charge will have very little time to bring in some new faces to mount a fresh bid for survival.

Had former manager Mackay still been in charge, I would have definitely believed Cardiff were capable of staying up, given some strong performances earlier in the campaign.

Goalkeeper Marshall being one of the players to make a real difference this season, the goal keeper is certainly not willing to lie down. He has put in some top drawer performances this season, and, should Cardiff go down I'm sure he will be sought after by numerous Premier League clubs.

I'm going to end this review with yet another if Tan's comical mishaps in charge of Cardiff, reports seen to suggest that the owner made a complaint about not being able to wear the clubs home kit at every single game.

What do you think? Should Vincent Tan pack his bags and leave Cardiff City?

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