Football manager, former professional player and pundit, Neil Warnock, has had quite the career on the pitch. Playing for and managing a number of the UK's top clubs has led to a fascinating life, led by the drive and determination to succeed in the nation’s favourite sport.
Holding the record for the most promotions in English football, Neil Warnock is one of England’s most successful managers. After retiring from professional play in 1979 to focus on his coaching, Neil oversaw promotions at Scarborough and Notts County, in the early days of his managerial career. Proving himself as a natural leader, Neil inevitably moved through the ranks of top level football achieving a promotion for Sheffield United in 2006 to the Premier League and an impressive eleven match winning streak for Rotherham United in 2016. More recently, Neil has been named as one of Cardiff City’s greatest ever managers, for taking them to the Premier League.
Prior to becoming a high profile manager, Neil was a talented league player. Making his first professional appearance in 1967 with Chesterfield Football Club. After honing his skills at the club, Neil went on to become a proficient winger, for Rotherham United, Hartlepool United and Scunthorpe United, where he spent the longest period of his career. Between 1973 and 1975, Neil made seventy two appearances for Scunthorpe United, and gained a reputation as an exemplary team player.
As a key figure in the football world, and the sporting industry in general, Neil Warnock has garnered much praise for his lifelong involvement. In 2011 he was recognised with the prestigious BBC Sports Personality of the Year whilst he was managing Queens Park Rangers. Throughout his career, Neil has also been awarded the EFL Championship Manager of the Month award on ten occasions, a huge achievement for someone who has dedicated four decades to the role.
Speaking at events across the country, Neil Warnock has become a popular choice to entertain after dinner guests. With a career as expansive and varied as his, Neil has a plethora of comical, inspirational and motivational anecdotes to share of the highs and lows of his professional sporting career.