Malaysian billionaire Vincent Tan hired CIMB Group Holdings Bhd. to explore an initial public offering of Cardiff City Football Club (Holdings) Ltd. in Singapore, a person familiar with the matter said.
Mehmet Dalman, an investment banker and the newly appointed chairman of Cardiff City, said the soccer team’s ambition stretches beyond merely surviving its first season in the Premier League.
Liverpool beat Chelsea 2-0 to reach the semifinals of English soccer’s Carling Cup, while a late Sergio Aguero goal gave Manchester City a 1-0 win at Arsenal.
West Ham, relegated from the Premier League last season, suffered a 1-0 home defeat to Cardiff City today on its return to English soccer’s second-tier Championship.
Former Manchester United striker Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was named to replace Malky Mackay as Cardiff City coach yesterday as the Welsh team bids to avoid relegation from soccer’s Premier League.
Crystal Palace, which plays in the second-tier Championship, upset four-time champion Manchester United 2-1 to reach the semifinals of soccer’s Carling Cup.
Manchester City was upset 3-2 at promoted Cardiff City in English soccer’s Premier League, while Tottenham Hotspur beat Swansea 1-0 for its second straight win.