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Blades ties see Warnock avoid Sheffield Wednesday job

NEIL WARNOCK has ruled himself out of the running for the vacant managerial role at Sheffield Wednesday.

The Football League Paper columnist was on Owls chairman Milan Mandaric’s shortlist for the position but after speaking on Thursday night, the two parties decided against the move.

Warnock spent eight years in charge of Wednesday’s bitter rivals Sheffield United between 1999 and 2007 and it was this fact that ended any chance of him taking over at Hillsborough.

Speaking to talkSport on Friday morning, Warnock said: “I did speak to Milan Mandaric last night and I think we both realised then that it wasn’t going to be.

“When Milan phoned me originally I did tell him it would be pretty much impossible to manage Sheffield Wednesday when I’m a Blade, but he asked me to have time to think about it. He wanted me to try and keep them up.

“He has tried to bring me in as his manager about four times over the last 20 years so I have got a lot of respect for him.

“I have been pleased about the number of people in Sheffield, Sheffield Wednesday fans as well, that wanted me. But I think it’s time to put myself to bed.”

You can read lots more about Warnock’s decision in his column for The Football League Paper this Sunday!

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