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Bluebirds are Warnock’s ‘Farewell’ Club

Bluebirds are Warnock’s ‘Farewell’ Club

Neil Warnock has confirmed that he won’t manage another club after Cardiff but hopes to stay in charge until his contract ends in 2020. The much-travelled Yorkshireman, who is approaching his 70th birthday on December 1, will celebrate his 100th game in charge of Cardiff City when they host Brighton in the Premier League on Saturday.

 

The Bluebirds were languishing in the lower reaches of the Championship when he took charge in October 2016 and, after steadying the ship, he guided them to 12th in the 2016-17 season.

 

Warnock then defied the odds by securing automatic promotion last season and his aim now is to ensure the club remains in the top flight.

 

However, when asked about his long-term future, Warnock insisted that at his age, “you can’t really look beyond the next few weeks or months, whatever contract or job you’re in”.

 

But he added that he will not be taking on another management job once his stint at the Cardiff City comes to an end.

 

“My health will decide how long I stay in the job,” he told Wales online. “I don’t think that will change. I look at the club as a farewell club, I don’t think I’ll be leaving and going to another club. I don’t look beyond the next few months – I don’t think you can.

 

“I have got a fitness regime, working on my health and cutting down on alcohol. I train on my bike and when I see the lads I say ‘never get old lads’. “It’s harder to motivate yourself, it’s too easy to sit behind your desk and have a bun and a cup of coffee. “I’ve got this year and next year (contracted to Cardiff) so we’ll see how we go.”

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