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15th Jan 2016

Former Cardiff manager reveals one of Vincent Tan’s strangest bits of advice

Tom Victor

Cardiff City owner Vincent Tan is well-known as one of the biggest characters in football.

He has been behind some unpopular decisions, most notably changing the club’s home kit from blue to red.

Cardiff City v Huddersfield Town - npower Championship

But he’s also done some popular things, like changing the kit back from red to blue.

Cardiff City v Middlesbrough - Sky Bet Championship

Among all the controversy, we have seen some bizarre moves.

Tan famously told the team they just needed to shoot more, and now former caretaker boss Danny Gabbidon has revealed it went even further than that.

Gabbidon claimed that, having seen Mark Hudson score from the halfway line against Derby County, Tan recommended Bluebirds defenders attempt to repeat the trick.

Football isn’t that straightforward, Vincent. Don’t you think everyone would be trying it otherwise.