Aberdeen Name Neil Warnock as Interim Manager

Neil Warnock, at the age of 75, takes the helm, and his first test will be leading the team in Tuesday's league game against Rangers at Ibrox.

Aberdeen Name Neil Warnock as Interim Manager
Aberdeen Name Neil Warnock as Interim Manager

Aberdeen Football Club has made an exciting move by appointing Neil Warnock as their interim manager, with plans to bring in a permanent boss for the 2024-25 season by the end of this current campaign. This decision follows the recent sacking of Barry Robson, who held the position for a year, leaving the Dons in eighth place in the Scottish Premiership.

Neil Warnock, at the age of 75, takes the helm. His first test will be leading the team in Tuesday's league game against Rangers at Ibrox.

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Expressing his eagerness for the challenge, Warnock mentioned, "Aberdeen is a big club with clear ambition," emphasising his commitment to making a positive impact.

Accompanying Warnock is his assistant, Ronnie Jepson, and first-team coach, Peter Leven, who will continue in their respective roles at Aberdeen. The seasoned manager, who came out of retirement a year ago to guide Huddersfield Town in the Championship, left the job last September.

Warnock's desire to manage in Scotland led him to this opportunity with Aberdeen. He aims to maximise the team's potential and hopes to bring joy to the supporters. The club sees this appointment as a strategic move, providing them with the necessary time to thoroughly review their football operations, including benchmarking against successful European teams.

Neil Warnock is a football legend with a remarkable managerial career that spans four decades. He holds the record for managing the most league games in English league football, an astounding 1,626 matches. Throughout his tenure at 15 different clubs, he achieved eight  promotions, leaving an indelible mark on each.

Warnock Career Table

TeamFromToPWDLWin %
Burton Albion18 February 19817 March 1986303140709346.20
Scarborough1 August 19861 January 198912157352947.11
Notts County5 January 198914 January 199322194547342.53
Torquay United24 March 1993 [102]13 May 1993934233.33
Huddersfield Town15 July 19935 June 199512051373242.50
Plymouth Argyle22 June 19953 February 19979237243140.22
Oldham Athletic21 February 19977 May 19986922202731.88
Bury2 June 19982 December 19997719292924.68
Sheffield United2 December 199916 May 20073851659812242.86
Crystal Palace11 October 20072 March 201012947394336.43
Queens Park Rangers2 March 20108 January 20128433272439.29
Leeds United20 February 20121 April 20136323152536.51
Crystal Palace27 August 201427 December 20141736817.65
Queens Park Rangers4 November 20154 December 2015421150.00
Rotherham United11 February 20161 June 20161666437.50
Cardiff City5 October 201611 November 201914459295640.97
Middlesbrough23 June 20207 November 20217529143238.67
Huddersfield Town16 February 2023[a]20 September 20232396839.13
Aberdeen5 February 2024present0000

Warnock has previously managed Huddersfield Town, Crystal Palace, Queens Park Rangers, Sheffield United, Cardiff City, Scarborough, and Notts County, securing promotions and successes along the way. His enthusiasm for leading Aberdeen is evident, and Chairman Dave Cormack expressed excitement about his infectious passion for the role.

In his introductory remarks, Neil Warnock emphasised the significance of man management in successful coaching, highlighting his commitment to supporting the players. At 75 years old, he may be in the later stages of his career, but he brings a breath of fresh air to Aberdeen and Scottish football as a whole.

As he embarks on his latest managerial journey, it's clear that Warnock's stint with Aberdeen is driven by his genuine desire to manage in Scotland rather than financial motives. With his wealth of experience and determination, there's a strong sense that he will leave an indelible mark on the Dons and the Scottish Premiership.

When asked about his goals at Aberdeen, Warnock humorously stated his aim to finish as high as possible and win a cup, hinting at his determination to make a lasting impact during his time in charge. If he can achieve these objectives, Neil Warnock's legacy at Pittodrie will undoubtedly be a significant one.

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