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Vincent Tan: Shirt row made Cardiff City world famous

Cardiff City owner Vincent Tan said he believes that the row over the change in the club's colours helped put it on the world football map.

In a BBC interview in Singapore, Mr Tan said he did not believe the decision was a mistake although it had been "challenging".

"Cardiff became more famous around the world as a result," he said.

"It was reported everywhere in the world that it had this crazy owner who changed the colour from blue to red. Suddenly everyone knows about Cardiff."

"They said I was crazy, I was mad, I was the worst owner."

Mr Tan said there were lessons from clubs like Swansea City on how to do well on smaller budgets.

He also says in the interview:

  • He wishes he had sacked manager Malky Mackay earlier last season
  • He believes he now knows how to run Cardiff City sustainably and still make a profit out of football
  • As well as new American interests he is in negotiations to buy into an unnamed European club
  • 31 Oct 2014
  • From the section Wales
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