Cardiff City Owner Does Not Rule Out Changing Club’s Name
August 16, 2013
The owner of Cardiff City, Vincent Tan, has not ruled out changing the Premier League club’s name.
Cardiff have controversially changed their home kit to red from their traditional colours of blue, and also introduced a new badge that prominently displays a red dragon, since the Malaysian businessman assumed control of the club.
Reports in February suggested Tan was considering rebranding the club the Cardiff Dragons, though he denied this at the time.
Hull City have recently added Tigers to their name, and Tan has now said he will not rule out following their example in future.
Tan said: “I read a bit about Hull City’s name change. They are back in the Premier League and I admire their owner Assem Allam for what he has done.
“One thing that I read that I liked is he says there are so many teams with the name city. There is Hull City, Leicester City, Cardiff City, Bristol City – everyone is called City.
“Who doesn’t know Cardiff is a city? Who doesn’t know Hull is a city?
“I think that his strategy is good but I’m not saying that we are making any similar changes. I don’t want nasty e-mails written to me tomorrow but I always say ‘never say never.’
“Businesses need to evolve. If we all stayed the same there would be no internet today and we would all be living in caves. But definitely we are not changing anything now.”