CARDIFF ‘FORSALE’ STO­RIES NO IS­SUE FOR NEIL

The Football League Paper - - CHAMPIONSHIP - By Luke Baker

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

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