Neil Warnock to leave Huddersfield but hopes to manage again


Share post:

Huddersfield Town manager Neil Warnock will depart the club following Wednesday’s fixture against Stoke City but plans to return to football management in the New Year.

The 74-year-old will take charge of the Yorkshire club for the last time on Wednesday with his successor then to be announced by the end of the week.

Having signed a one-year deal in the summer after coming out of retirement and keeping Town up against all the odds last season, Warnock admits he had been expecting to be in charge until at least Christmas.

But, Huddersfield owner Kevin M Nagle identifying the man he wants long-term has pulled forward that timetable with the departing manager insisting there has been no fall-out.

“It has come sooner than I thought,” he says. “It is their decision and I adhere by that. You have to move on quickly.

“I’ve always said to Kevin that it’s his club. When he thinks the time is right, he has to make the decision. I’ll then go whenever he wanted me to go. That’s how I left it with him.

“You can’t be fairer than that. There’s been no fall-out. Just one of those things. Kevin has a three-year plan to reach the Premiership.

“If they are in the Premier League in three years, it is a great decision, isn’t it?”

Warnock came out of retirement in February with Huddersfield staring relegation in the face. But he kept them up and new owner Nagle responded with the offer of a 12-month contract.

Huddersfield chief executive Jake Edwards says the club will move quickly and an appointment will be in place before Monday’s trip to Coventry City.

Asked about his successor, Warnock replied: “They haven’t told me who it is. So, presumably it’s someone I don’t like. Ask me when they appoint him.”

As for the future, the former Sheffield United and QPR manager insists this is not the end of a career that stretches back more than four decades and boasts eight promotions.

“I’ll go back to my retirement for the time being,” he says. “My health is very good. I saw people saying I’m leaving because of my health. I’ve never felt better.

“I have the buzz again. I really feel well. I’m sure when February comes round, there’ll be one or two asking me to come out again.”

(Photo: George Wood/Getty Images)

Source link

Alexandra Williams
Alexandra Williams
Alexandra Williams is a writer and editor. Angeles. She writes about politics, art, and culture for LinkDaddy News.

Recent posts

Related articles

How can Penn State become more explosive? 13 takeaways from Mike Yurcich, Manny Diaz, more

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. — Penn State offensive coordinator Mike Yurcich knows that much of what has fans...

Manchester United 2-3 Galatasaray: Defensive woes continue despite Hojlund’s goals

Manchester United lost a second successive game in the Champions League this season to leave them bottom...

What’s the best way to deal with Nick Saban’s fiery coaching? Alabama football players explain

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — As Terrion Arnold jogged off the field, he saw a look that was all...

Iowa QB Cade McNamara out for season with ACL injury: What does it mean for Hawkeyes?

IOWA CITY, Iowa — Quarterback Cade McNamara will miss the rest of the season with an ACL...

NWSL seeking new media rights deal: What the league should expect

The NWSL is at a crossroads. The league’s three-year media rights deal with CBS wraps up at...

Why it’s past time for the Bears to move on from Chase Claypool

Less than a year after trading a second-round pick for him, the Chicago Bears have told Chase...

Emo Jimmy highlights media day

This is the digital version of The Bounce.If you want it earlier, start every day with The...

Chelsea defender Ben Chilwell set for lengthy spell out with hamstring injury

Chelsea and England defender Ben Chilwell is expected to be out for months rather than weeks with...