Cardiff City asked to explain Tan's bonus offer

LONDON Tue Mar 4, 2014 7:18pm IST

LONDON (Reuters) - The Premier League asked Cardiff City for an explanation on Tuesday after Malaysian owner Vincent Tan reportedly broke the rules by offering players a 3.7 million poundcash bonus if they avoid relegation.

The offer, which newspapers said was made on Sunday before Cardiff lost 1-0 to Tottenham Hotspur at White Hart Lane, was withdrawn once Tan was informed it was illegal under the league's player remuneration rules.

"We have asked the club for their observations," a league spokesman said.

Newspapers quoted a spokesman for Tan as saying the offer had been a mistake.

"We didn't realise it was against regulations," he said. "Vincent Tan has now rescinded the offer."

Cardiff are 19th in the 20 team league, one point clear of bottom side Fulham and three adrift of 17th-placed West Bromwich Albion.

League rules state that full details of a player's remuneration, including all benefits he is entitled to in cash or in kind, should be set out in a contract that must be strictly adhered to.

(Reporting by Alan Baldwin, editing by Justin Palmer)

Comments (0)
This discussion is now closed. We welcome comments on our articles for a limited period after their publication.

  • Most Popular
  • Most Shared

REUTERS SHOWCASE

Patchy Win

Patchy Win

Holders Real scrape past Ludogorets 2-1 in Sofia  Full Article 

Best Golfer

Best Golfer

McIlroy named PGA Tour Player of the Year.  Full Article 

Winter Olympics

Winter Olympics

Norway withdraws Oslo's bid for 2022 Winter Olympics  Full Article 

Bracewell Back

Bracewell Back

Bracewell returns to New Zealand test team for Pakistan series.  Full Article 

WTA Finals

WTA Finals

Djokovic maintains perfect record, Wozniacki exits.  Full Article 

Cardiff's Future

Cardiff's Future

Tan still believes in Cardiff but could sell the club too.  Full Article 

Reuters India Mobile

Reuters India Mobile

Get the latest news on the go. Visit Reuters India on your mobile device.  Full Coverage