Neil Warnock maintains he will not retire, despite the fact that he will leave Huddersfield Town later this week.
WHAT HAPPENED? Last season, the 74-year-old took over the Terriers, inheriting a team in relegation trouble and headed for League One. Against all odds, Warnock kept the Yorkshire club in the Championship, and new owner Kevin Nagle persuaded the seasoned manager to continue on after his short-term contract expired in the summer. Nonetheless, it was revealed over the weekend that Warnock may be departing Huddersfield after only six games this season. And, on Monday, the club staged a news conference to announce Warnock's departure — though he will be in the dugout for the final time as Huddersfield manager when they face Stoke on Wednesday. However, Warnock reiterated that he will not be retiring.
WHAT THEY SAID: “I know I’ve probably had more comebacks than Frank Sinatra, but if the Rolling Stones and Paul McCartney are still going strong into their eighties, I’ve got a few years left in me yet,” Warnock said [via Sky Sports].
“I’m not retiring,” Warnock said. “I’ve seen some people say I’m leaving down to my health but I’ve not felt this good in years. If anything this job has made me want to carry on and I’m not going out to pasture just yet.
“I don’t want to do much until after Christmas; I’ll let everyone else struggle and I’m sure there’ll be an opportunity somewhere. I’ll do a bit of fishing and see if I can get on that TV show [Gone Fishing] with Mortimer and Whitehouse, I’d love that. Who knows? I might get offered £5 million to go and coach in Saudi. At my age, you live for today because you just don’t know what’s around the corner."
“I knew this wasn’t long-term but I thought I’d be here untilRead on goal.com