Only 10 months after his retirement, the 74-year-old Neil Warnock has accepted to become Huddersfield Town’s head coach
Premier League cult hero Neil Warnock has returned to management only months after his retirement announcement.
Will Huddersfield thrive under Warnock?
Neil Warnock has taken the challenge of guiding Huddersfield Town to safety as the former Premier League side is currently struggling in the Championship.
This would be Warnock’s second time managing Huddersfield with 30 years between the two spells. Last time around, Warnock managed to get Huddersfield a second tier promotion in the 1994-95 season.
“I’m really excited about this challenge,” Warnock told Huddersfield’s official website.
“My first spell at Huddersfield Town had everything; we went to Wembley twice, moved into the new stadium, and really built the club from nothing. It was a special time.
“I’m coming back to help the club, but also [chairman] Dean Hoyle. I know what he has done behind the scenes and I’ve always had a lot of time for him.
“I’m really excited about this challenge,”
“I’ve looked at the fixtures and we’ve got some fantastic games to come. I want to come back and put smiles on faces.”
With 74 years and 74 days, Neil Warnock is now the oldest manager in England’s top four tiers of football. This would be the 18th permanent coaching position that Warnock has held throughout his coaching career which started in 1980 at Gainsborough Trinity.
He’ll be hoping to get Huddersfield Town back to safety. The club are currently hovering only a point from safety and will face Stoke City next on Wednesday.