Neil Warnock

Neil Warnock is the former manager of Leeds United. The outspoken Independent columnist has also managed QPR, Crystal Palace and Sheffield United among others.

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Defeating Gareth Bale and Tottenham in the FA Cup with Leeds was a high point of 2013

Neil Warnock: Not inspiring Leeds to promotion was my big disappointment of 2013...

... but I have loved my move into television and radio work

Christmas and football go hand in hand. But for once I can take a back seat this year

Neil Warnock: This year I can tuck into my Christmas dinner guilt-free at last

After an early lesson, I’ve monitored my food and drink every Christmas for 48 years - until now

There’s nothing like that feeling as a manager when you’ve just clinched promotion

Neil Warnock: Why return to management? Because I’m hooked on the buzz – it’s why we keep coming back when the only certainty is the sack

Looking at the managerial merry-go-round the last few weeks, with eight managers fired in 24 days, you must wonder what keeps us coming back for more. I suppose the answer is the satisfaction you get out of it – not just winning a game, but achieving something like promotion or staying up. The buzz you get from that you can’t really put into words. The adrenalin it delivers can be addictive. That feeling you have when the whistle blows and you’ve done what you set out to do… you miss it when you’re not in the game. That is why I was tempted last week when Milan Mandaric asked me to consider taking over Sheffield Wednesday.

George Graham was never really accepted by Spurs fans because of his Arsenal connections

Neil Warnock: I was ready to try to keep Sheffield Wednesday up...

...but I knew some fans  at Hillsborough would never accept having a ‘Blade’ in charge

Clint Hill's determination has prolonged his career beyond what many thought possible

Neil Warnock: As a manager you have to bend the rules for older players like I did with Clint Hill...but Ryan Giggs just keeps on going

Arsene Wenger said he thought the English game was '99.9 per cent' clean but said the threat was there

England captain Alastair Cook will need plenty of support from coach Andy Flower out in Australia

Neil Warnock: I feel for captain Alastair Cook - being in charge of the England cricket team is so much harder than wearing the armband in football

Hodgson will know you need the right personalities if you’re away a long time

Eden Hazard got in trouble this week for losing his passport and I think Jose Mourinho was right to drop him
Dropping Joe Hart is a bigger decision because he
is England’s goalkeeper

Neil Warnock on Joe Hart: Judge keepers by how many errors they make, not saves and catches

Warnock's World: A manager cannot allow the size of headlines to influence his judgement

Jack Wilshere celebrates after scoring against Norwich

Jack Wilshere’s effort was sensational – but not as good as my Under-12s

Warnock's World: I was running down the touchline cheering

Roy Hodgson will have been distressed by accusations of racism

Neil Warnock: I was not shocked by Roy Hodgson's 'monkey' puzzle after getting
flak for England ‘fairy’ tale

Warnock's World: Little did I imagine we’d be wake up to Hodgson being embroiled in a race storm

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