CARDIFF ‘FORSALE’ STORIES NO ISSUE FOR NEIL
RUMOURS continue to abound that Cardiff City owner Vincent Tan could be selling up, but manager Neil Warnock doesn’t expect that to happen – though he would be unconcerned even if it does become a reality.
Tan bought Cardiff in 2010 but has said he will listen to offers for the Welsh club, though he is in no rush to sell.
Warnock was appointed as boss in October and has lifted the Bluebirds out of relegation danger, culminating in the signing of a new contract last Saturday.
The 68-year-old is unbothered by any speculation surrounding the movements of Tan or chairman Mehmet Dalman.
“It’s nowt to do with me really,” said Warnock. “I knew there were talks about it when I came to the club because I spoke to Mehmet about it.
“But I’d be very surprised if anything happens in the next 12 months because Mehmet’s given me assurances. We’re all singing from the same hymn sheet.
“The owners don’t really matter to me as long as they are supportive.
“Mehmet and Vincent have been supportive from day one, so I haven’t got a problem, but if they want to sell it I would imagine the best time would be in the next 18 months.”
Off-field rumours are often said to unsettle players, but Warnock is adamant that neither his squad nor the fans have any interest in what the owners are up to.
“I don’t think the players care about the owners,” added Warnock. “They don’t give a damn about anyone else. They look after themselves, don’t they?
“I don’t think it’s unsettling for fans. I don’t think they give a damn. Vincent has been great for the club, Mehmet is great, the players are great, results are great. Everyone is in a great place at the moment.”
UPBEAT: Neil Warnock