Tan Sri Vincent Tan has echoed the celebrations of the thousands of ecstatic fans as Cardiff City claimed a place in English football’s top flight for the first time since 1962.
“It’s a remarkable achievement and I share this joy with the thousands of our fans in South Wales and here in Malaysia,” said Tan Sri during a Press Conference in Kuala Lumpur on Tuesday.
“It’s a great feeling to be able to take Cardiff City to the top flight once again after a 51 year absence. It has been a long and tough journey and I hope our supporters can sit back now and enjoy this success, though in saying that I know that the team will go out and apply themselves fully to try and win both of their remaining games.
“From that point we then need to fully prepare ourselves for the greater challenges ahead in the Premier League.”
And Tan Sri spoke of his admiration for the work done by Malky Mackay and his backroom staff over the past two seasons, indicating that calm and calculated recruitment decisions would need to be made between Owner and Manager over the summer to pave the way for top-flight success.
“Malky has been a revelation at Cardiff City and has been instrumental in guiding the club to the Premier League in only his second season,” he continued. “I have every confidence in Malky and his back-room staff as they work to make Cardiff City a competitive and stable team in the Premier League.
“We will need to invest in strengthening the playing squad and to spend wisely. Our aim will be to bring in quality players who will add to the strengths we already have in the team and I trust Malky Mackay fully to make the best judgement on how we achieve this goal.”