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Vincent Tan set to assign himself as Cardiff groundsman?

Tan has caused controversy after controversy during his reign at Cardiff (©GettyImages)
Tan has caused controversy after controversy during his reign at Cardiff (©GettyImages).

Vincent Tan could be set for a groundsman role at Cardiff City after he was spotted watering the turf at the City Stadium.

But somehow we don't think the mug of water which he threw over the pitch had much of an impact on his side's 3-0 defeat to Crystal Palace on Saturday.

A photo on the Daily Mail's website shows Tan taking a stroll with chairman Mehmet Dalman and CEO Simon Lim before kick-off.

All of a sudden the controversial owner decided he no longer wanted the drink of water he had been sipping from a Real Madrid branded mug, and poured it onto the pitch.

Although Tan is known for making spontaneous decisions to sack staff in the past, there is no suggestion that Cardiff groundsman Phil Williams' job is under-threat.

In fact, Williams was highly commended last year after narrowly missing out in the 2013 Groundsman of the Year Awards.

Tan was severely criticised by fans and pundits alike after sacking manager Malky Mackay earlier this season, and Cardiff have since slipped into the Premier League relegation zone.

And although stranger things have happened, it looks as though Tan may be a little more lenient on his staff this time. Phew!


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