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Monday, March 01, 2010

Warnock named new boss.

After weeks of speculation it was finally announced this evening that Neil Warnock has taken charge of the club on a three and a half year deal.


Warnock started his mangerial career at Gainsborough Trinity in 1981 before moving onto Burton Albion the following season and spending five seasons at the helm. He then moved onto Scarborough for the 1986/87 influenced the team to promotion out of the Football Conference in his first full season as manager there. By securing promotion to the Football League, Scarborough became the first team to be promoted in the new automatic system following the abolishion of the re-election system.
Warnocl then joined Notts County in 1989 and achieved successive promotions which placed County in the top flight for the 1991 season. Offers from Chelsea and Sunderland were turned down during that time and unfortunately he left the club in the 92/93 season after failing to secure County a place in the newly formed Premier League.
A consultants role at Torquay was taken on in March 93 and he helped the club avoid relegation for the Football League that season.
The following season Warnock arrived at Huddersfield and didnt enjoy his first season in charge but the next season saw them get promoted via the Play Offs, yet he sensationally quit the club just days after promotion and opted to join Plymouth Argyle, who had just been relegated to Division Three. Warnock achieved yet another promotion with the club before finishing off the 90's with year long spells at Oldham and Bury.
In December 1999 he was appointed manager at Sheffield United, the team he supported during his boyhood years. In 2002/03 season the club reached the Semi-Finals of the FA Cup and League Cup as well as reaching the Play Off finals, which they lost to Wolves 3-1. This was Warnocks first Play Off Final defeat after enjoying four previous successes. Promotion was finally achieved in the 2005/06 season but the club were relegated the folowing season during the whole Carlos Tevez saga that ultimately cost the club their position in the top flight. Following relegation Warnock decided to take some time out of football.
After five months out Simon Jordan, a personal friend of Warnock's, offered him the chance to take charge of Crystal Palace. A turn around from relegation candidates into Play Off contenders happened during his first season at the club but they were beaten in the Play Off Semi's by Bristol City.
Palace had been Play Off contenders once again this season but unfortunately due to the club going into administration they slipped from being Play Off contenders into relegation candidates.

Warnock is well known for his outbursts on match officials yet Warnock himself is a qualified referee.

Lofty Heights welcomes Neil Warnock and we hope he enjoys his time here at Loftus Road and enjoys every success here.

On a separate sidenote, QPR fan and Voice of the Fans coloumn writer for the QPR programme Gobi Ranganathan has organised a fundraiser/bucket collection in and around the ground to help him raise funds for him to continue competing at Disabled Badminton at International Level.


Gobi is currently the British number one and ranked number 8 in the world.
Gobi recently competed in the Four nations Championships and retained his Singles Title and came runners up in the Doubles and Mixed Doubles.

Good Luck to Gobi in his quest!!


  • At 12:11 am, Blogger Bobo said…

    Welcome to QPR and best of luck Neil!!

  • At 9:02 pm, Anonymous dublin dave said…

    hi to the crew !
    what a week, is everyone as happy as me ?
    all good news, are you guys all happy with neil ?
    a complete clearout of all the idiots
    and amid sounds like he is a real qpr boy.
    i am flying over sat am to witness the whole event !
    bringing my son on the loftus road tour at 11.30am then into the bok
    for a few and i'm sure the banter
    will be flying.
    hope to meet you all and lets start off with a bang ! 2-1 i predict
    with us coming from behind 0 - 1 at half time and a brace for ? in the second half.

    com on u r'sssssssssssss !

    no chance of relegation boys,
    this will gee them all up.


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