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Cardiff City chief executive Lim leaves club

Cardiff City CEO has stepped down from his role at the club Photo: Mike Egerton/EMPICS Sport

Cardiff City chief executive Simon Lim has stepped down from his role at the club.Since joining the club in 2012 Lim oversaw the Bluebirds rise to the Premier League and their subsequent relegation as well as the dismissal of former Manager Malky Mackay last season.

Lim worked closely with owner Vincent Tan but has now stepped down from his post with immediate effect, with his responsibilities passing to Chairman Mehmet Dalman.

It’s with great pride that I held the office at Cardiff City, but feel now is the right time to move on, allowing the club time to make adjustments over the summer before another important season.

I'm honoured to have represented the club during our historic promotion winning year and very much hope to once again see Cardiff City in the Premier League at the earliest opportunity.

I am indebted to Tan Sri Vincent Tan and the board for giving me the opportunity and would like to thank the hard working and dedicated staff at the club for supporting me during my time in South Wales. I wish them and all associated with the club every future success.

– Simon Lim, speaking as his resignation was confirmed by the club

In a re-jig to their management set-up Cardiff have also appointed accountant Ken Choo to the role of General Manager.

On behalf of the board of directors and all at Cardiff City I would like to place on record my thanks and appreciation to Simon for his valued contribution over the last eighteen months.

Following his appointment in 2012 Simon worked closely with the board, leading the management team and staff during a period of transformation at the club. He leaves with our sincere best wishes and gratitude.

We are pleased to welcome Ken to Cardiff City in the role of general manager, adding a wealth of knowledge and experience as the club moves forward. Ken will be responsible for shaping the business, making us more efficient and getting the best out of our talented staff.

Ken will also join the newly formed Executive Committee, alongside Ole Gunnar Solskjær, Tan Sri Vincent Tan’s representative and myself. The committee will openly discuss and agree all major decisions in the best interests of Cardiff City, which is a positive step for this club to take.

– Cardiff City chairman Mehmet Dalman