Warnock will coach Cardiff City for one more year

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - MAY 12: Cardiff manager Neil Warnock celebrates with the fans after the Premier League match between Manchester United and Cardiff City at Old Trafford on May 12, 2019 in Manchester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - MAY 12: Cardiff manager Neil Warnock celebrates with the fans after the Premier League match between Manchester United and Cardiff City at Old Trafford on May 12, 2019 in Manchester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

The manager will guide the Bluebirds in the English Championship, but he will also help the team find his successor.

Cardiff City was demoted from the English Premier League season to the Championship after the 2018-2019 season ended.

And the Bluebirds manager Neil Warnock has said he will stay with the team for the final year of his contract and will help his club find his successor.

“When you get relegated the manager’s position is usually in doubt,” Warnock said to RTÉ Sport.

“But Vincent (Tan, Cardiff owner) made it clear last week that he wanted me to stay, and how can you not want to when you see how the fans have been with me over the last couple of years?”

“It rankles a little bit that we got relegated. I just feel it’s not the time to change with the squad I’ve got and the players I want to bring in,” he added.

DERBY, ENGLAND - AUGUST 21: David Nugent of Derby challenges Trevoh Chalobah of Ipswich during the Sky Bet Championship match between Derby County v Ipswich Town at Pride Park Stadium on August 21, 2018 in Derby, England. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

Nugent is proud of Derby County’s determination

The team will play against Aston Villa in the English Championship Playoff Final at Wembley Stadium for a chance to participate in the Premier League.

“But we’ve got to obviously look for a replacement for me now.”

He continued: “I would like to think we could do well and I can help them in that selection.”

“When I signed for Cardiff I had spoken to Derby and thought I’d got the job.”

He explained: “I told them I only wanted a year, I’ll get your promotion and then help you find a manager.”

“I remember the owner Mel Morris saying to me ‘we thought you were the best candidate but we want more stability at the club’.”

“He said they wanted someone who was going to stay two or three years and build the club forward. They took Nigel Pearson who they sacked three months later! So my point is you don’t change things for the sake of it,” he concluded.

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