Aberdeen appoint Neil Warnock as interim manager | Football

Neil Warnock has taken charge at Aberdeen (Photo by Robbie Jay Barratt – AMA/Getty Images)

Neil Warnock has been appointed Aberdeen’s interim manager for the remainder of the season.

The Dons have moved quickly to secure the 75-year-old following the sacking of Barry Robson last week.

Warnock has spent his managerial career in England and Wales, most notably with Sheffield United, Crystal Palace, Queens Park Rangers and Cardiff City.

Warnock, who has retired twice in his career, returned to management 12 months ago to save Huddersfield Town from relegation in the Championship but he stepped down in September.

And Warnock has taken on another new challenge, with eighth-placed Aberdeen.

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Warnock will manage Aberdeen for the remainder of the season (Photo by William Early/Getty Images)

‘I’m really looking forward to the challenge,’ said Warnock.

“I’ve made no secret of the fact I’ve always wanted to manage in Scotland so when I spoke to Dave [Cormack, chairman] and Alan [Burrows, chief executive] and they asked me to help out it just felt like the right opportunity.

‘By all accounts there is a good group of lads here and it’s my job now to get the best out of them.

‘Aberdeen is a big club with clear ambition and I’m hoping that during my time here the supporters will get behind the team and I can put a smile on their faces.’

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