Neil Warnock Back In Management With Aberdeen For Rest Of Season

Veteran English manager Neil Warnock has been appointed boss of Scottish Premier League side Aberdeen for the rest of the season.

Feb 5, 2024 - 16:53
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Neil Warnock Back In Management With Aberdeen For Rest Of Season

The 75-year-old will take over from Barry Robson, who was sacked last week with Aberdeen eighth on the table.

Warnock came out of retirement in early 2023 to manage and keep Huddersfield Town in the Championship before leaving last September.

His first game will come against Rangers on Tuesday.

Warnock has taken charge of 16 different clubs in the past, including Crystal Palace, Queens Park Rangers, Leeds United, Middlesbrough and Cardiff City.

Warnock holds the record for the most games managed in English League football(1,626).

Speaking after joining the club, Warnock said: "I'm really looking forward to the challenge here at Aberdeen.

"I've made no secret of the fact I've always wanted to manage in Scotland.

"When you get to my age you think twice, I've had that many retirements, but when I spoke to Dave Cormack and Alan [Burrows] it just seemed the right thing to do. It gives them a little bit of time to look for the right manager to take the club forward and, as I said to them, let's have a little bit of fun between now and the end of the season. I like to put smiles on people's faces.

"It's not for the money, I've had some good offers in the last six or eight weeks, but I'd like to have a go in this league and I'd like to have a go with a club like this.

"Yes, I can't change the squad because the window's closed now. It probably is a little bit light in certain areas but I'm not going to worry about that. It's just do what I can do with what we've got and try and enjoy it.

"I was going to start next week but the lure of taking over for a game like tomorrow night is too good."

Chairman Dave Cormack added: "From the moment we first spoke with Neil his enthusiasm for managing Aberdeen was infectious.

"He has had an incredible career in management, not only in terms of volume of games and winning promotions, but also of coming into clubs at short notice and making an immediate impact.

"We look forward to Neil, Ronnie and the team pushing hard in the remaining four months of the campaign as we still have a huge amount to play for both in the SPFL Premiership and the Scottish Cup."