Neil Warnock is now working in Scotland (Nigel French/PA)
Neil Warnock has been appointed as Aberdeen manager until the end of the season.
The 75-year-old takes over from Barry Robson, who was dismissed last Wednesday, with the club currently sat eighth in the cinch Premiership.
Warnock said: “I’m really looking forward to the challenge here at Aberdeen.
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“I’ve made no secret of the fact I’ve always wanted to manage in Scotland so when I spoke to (chairman) Dave (Cormack) and (chief executive) Alan (Burrows) 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.”
Warnock has been in charge of 15 different clubs over more than four decades of management and came out of retirement 12 months ago for a second stint at Huddersfield.
He steered the Terriers to safety in the Sky Bet Championship before departing in September after taking charge of his last game against Stoke.
Warnock led Huddersfield to Championship safety last season (Richard Sellers/PA)
Aberdeen chairman Cormack told the club website: “From the moment we first spoke with Neil his enthusiasm for managing Aberdeen was infectious.
“He has had an incredible career in management, not only in terms of volume of games and winning promotions, but also of coming into clubs at short notice andRead on belfasttelegraph.co.uk