Cardiff City Chairman Steps Down

March 1, 2013

Cardiff City chairman Dato Chan Tien Ghee has quit his post with immediate effect to pursue other business opportunities.

The Malaysian has been in the role since 2010 and introduced billionaire owner Vincent Tan to the club, when the Championship side were facing financial uncertainty.

A statement on Cardiff’s official website said: “We wish to confirm that Dato Chan Tien Ghee has resigned as chairman and director of Cardiff City Football Club with immediate effect.

“TG is embarking on new career and business pursuits that requires his full attention.

“Given constraints of time and distance, TG believes he is unable to meet the demands of his position as chairman and board member of Cardiff City.

“We are greatly indebted to TG who, since joining in 2010, has been instrumental in the progress of the club to where it is today.

“We wish to record our deep appreciation for his invaluable contributions and efforts.”

The news comes just hours after Tan backtracked on a previous statement he made, suggesting that the team could be renamed the Cardiff Dragons.