Football: Cardiff chairman apologies to fans for off-field saga
LONDON (REUTERS) - Cardiff City chairman Mehmet Dalman has apologised to fans for the public row between the Welsh football club's owner Vincent Tan and former manager Malky Mackay that took the spotlight away from their on-field activity.
The duo engaged in a public spat over the budget and transfer fees spent after Mackay guided Cardiff back into the top flight in May following a 51-year absence.
The drawn-out saga finally ended last week when Mackay, who had been at the helm since June 2011, was sacked and replaced on Thursday by former Manchester United striker Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
"I hope you'll forgive us for that and put some trust in us to build this club to what I think it can be built into," Dalman, who was appointed chairman in July, was quoted as saying by the BBC.