Neil WarnockFollowing Leeds United’s defeat to Huddersfield Town, a result which effectively ended any play-off chances the Whites had this season, Neil Warnock told fans that he’s already recommended candidates to replace him as manager.

The Leeds United manager said he’s told owners GFH Capital that they should move to replace him once Leeds United’s chances of a play-off finish are gone, thus allowing a new manager time to assess the squad properly before the 2013/14 campaign begins.

Warnock’s admission comes at an interesting time after Nigel Adkins began arbitration proceedings with former employer Southampton, thus leaving the Leeds United’s fans number one choice for manager free to take up new employment.

Amongst the other names on the bookies shortlist is former Assistant Manager Gus Poyet, controversial madman Paolo Di Canio and former captain, Richard Naylor.

  • Graham

    “The Leeds United manager said he’s told owners GFH Capital that they
    should move to replace him once Leeds United’s chances of a play-off
    finish are gone…..”

    That’s now then – or for anyone in the real world, weeks ago.

    • TSS

      Yeah, I’ve been saying our season is over since November…

      • mrbigwheels

        Ha ha…. you were not that happy in September.

        • TSS

          True. But I’ve never been a fan of hoofball.

          • mikelufc

            That did not stop you going back and helping out financially at the gates.
            All the fans who funded this tripe all season are the real culprits, they have aided and abetted Bates,Warnock and now GFH.

            They must be laughing their bollox of at the mindless idiocy of Leeds Fans, many stayed away but enough kept coughing up and allowing the gravy train to continue.

          • Fozmeister

            Those people are called ‘Real Fans’!! Through thick n thin!!

          • Irving08

            It’s called love, Mike LUFC.

          • Irving08

            Most Leeds fans just want a winning team. How they get it is secondary. ‘Hoofball’,as you disparagingly put it, like any other style, can be played intelligently, as Wilko in 1989-90 showed with us, and then later as Mourinho did with Chelsea.

      • Irving08

        That is just rubbish. Had Warnock sorted out his defence earlier and more accurately assessed the strengths of his squad, we would have had a chance.

  • johnbhoy

    He should never have been manager in the first place.

    • Alan Williams

      Warnock has screwed us over big time , and then he has the nerve to say he has got rid of the deadwood at the club and that the club is in a great position to move forward…no wonder we are in such a sorry state…..whole club needs to take a long hard look at itself…something terribly wrong…MOT…WE ARE LEEDS

  • chicago white

    Colin should submit a list to GFH who should then take note & remove any of his suggestions from consideration

    • TSS

      You’re not feeling the Michael Brown, Luke Varney and Paddy Kenny management dream team then?

    • wyla

      yeah that’s right you probably know more than him with all your experience in football management

  • Drogheda White

    I still had a glimmer of hope, but after today that’s it for me, Warnock don’t let the door hit you on the way out!

  • “Controversial Madman” hahaha

    Gotta be adkins for me, I’ve always had faith in warnock but agree with him that no we have to look forward.

    Tunbridge Wells White!

    MOT

  • daz dewsbury

    Absolute fucking rubbish!! we should play with a balloon it’s in the air that often!! wot does he show em in training?? can’t string 3 passes together,worst football i’ve ever seen at er!!!

  • mrbigwheels

    Poor result totally ‘stable door’ and all that… for all concerned…..
    In ‘Warnock speak’, he obviously knows something we don’t.
    He won’t leave without the pay off, whatever he says.
    Flights to Bahrain, a suntan and a pow wow next week … me thinks.

    Please, please GFHC don’t overlook Redfearn and Naylor short term.
    A new manager needs some thought and Poyet is not available yet.

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    • Old Goat

      Given that he’s out of contract this June (is he not?) by “pay-off” I take it you mean negotiating one of those infamous “confidentiality clauses” not to spill the beans. If he truly plans to retire and has no need to keep one eye on his next job then without such a clause he’s only going to be constrained by the slander/libel laws of the land.

      Agree about Redfearn. Said as much a month back – that the season was knackered and the best way would be giving Warnock a face-saving “strategic” move upstairs for the rest of his contract; give Redfearn the rest of the season and bring on the youngsters in a low-risk situation. Would have cost next to nothing and at least we’d know by the end of the season whether either were a realistic prospect for 2013-14, and by implication where we’d need to spend any limited money available. Instead all the kids are out on loan.

      Meanwhile I can’t see Adkins needing to get into bed with a bunch of shaky sheikhs – there will be less hazardous prospects out there come July.

  • Shazzan

    Look I like Neil Warnock but his time at Leeds is up. I do not like the long ball game so we need a manager to play passing keeping posession a couple of wingers who are quality and an attacking midfielder. Get rid of Ryan Hall and Habooboo. Get rid of Varney. Greens not good enough No more calls for Beckford to come back please. And get rid of Michael Brown

  • Shazzan

    Oh and Adkins for me please but thanks Neil

  • WALT KELLY

    LEEDS UNITED ARE DOWN AND OUT THIS SEASON. WARNOCK SHOULD NEVER HAVE BEEN GIVEN THE JOB, HE HAS TORN APART OUR CLUB SOLD OFF OUR PLAYERS BOUGHT A BUNCH OF MISFITS AND PLAYED PLAYERS OUT OF POSITION. BROUGHT IN LOANEES THEN. LEFT THEM ON THE BENCH I STILL THINK THERE WAS MORE THAN MEETS THE EYE OVER BECKS GOING JUST P… OFF NOW AND SHUT THE DOOR BEHIND YOU. LETS FORGET ABOUT THIS SEASON IT,S OVER FOR US LET,S HAVE A MANAGER WHO WANTS TO PLAY FOOTBALL NOT ONE WHO LIKES TO HEAR HIMSELF TALK TAKE OUR TIME AND BRING OUR YOUNGSTERS THROUGH THE ACADAMY WE WILL RISE AGAIN AND THE MIGHTY LEEDS WILL BE A FORCE TO BE FEARED DON AND BILLY MUST BE TURNING OVER IN THERE GRAVES OVER THE DEMISE OF THE MIGHTY WHITES WE WILL RETURN AND BY GOD WATCH OUT PREM/SHIP

  • igiveup

    F**k Comic Relief we need a ‘Colin Relief’!!

  • Nick Gordon

    Brown out!! Enough said!!! Rip leeds utd

  • Today when i shouted get the ball on the floor and pass it, i meant to someone in white.

    • TSS

      Should have been more specific. Only yourself to blame.

  • not been funny but his recomending a new manager, well well well look at all the players he has reccomended to us and brought in, don’t listen to the idiot any longer and make up your own minds |GFH

  • paul mortimer

    Ranieri should have got the job years ago, now we are just not attractive to any decent manager any more. We’ll be like Preston, a once great team of many moons ago and resigned to the history books for the past 50 years! It does come down to the guys at the top and unfortunately we’ve had no one good enough to run the club. Everything about the club, except the fans, is second rate and just not good enough. Gfh – you will have to win us back because I for one will not spend any more time watching, thinking or reading anything to do with lufc any more. You’re all a disgrace to the shirt!

  • Lufc1979ish

    Supporting leeds united is like being in a slow motion car crash where you can see the inevitable about to happen but unfortunately you ain’t driving the car and whoever is driving is some sort of deaf mute. Gus Poyet back in December 2012 please?

  • Jimbo

    Does this mean Colin’s sacrificing his severence pay – will walk away early, no questions asked – rescind his contract and exonerate himself of any responsibility? If so GFH simply have no reason not to act now – ha there been a situation in football where the manager has openly admitted he’s ready for the chop and its the best thing for all parties?

  • Ev

    No thanks to Gus Poyet…… I changed my mind after he touted himself to Leeds United and then Arsenal in the same sentence….. He comes across as a mercenary whod walk straight away if something else came up………. Adkins please

  • Sprake

    Have Ken Bates also recomended his replacement as Chairman?

  • bremner62

    who does warnock think he is?? iv recommended his replacement!! Leeds fans have no respect for this self opiniated senile old man, who realy has lost the plot.to us Leeds fans only have respect for two managers wilko and the great don revie who will smashing the clouds up there with anger at the incompetence and decline at our once great club..go now warnock give us Leedp fans some respect!

    • Aussie

      Never could be more true /

  • Between the Lines

    I cannot help but believe that the wheels have been in motion for a good month or more to line up a replacement, and any talk too early may have scuppered any potential hope of reaching the playoffs. You really must be be a little more patient. Too much money for Warnock to buy players may have resulted in another bundle of players that would restrict any new manager coming in. Remember some of deadwood Grayson brought in. Ironically some of the best footballers were brought in by Gary Mac. Just be patient, wait to see who is brought in to manage and what budget they have before you judge the the new owners.

  • John

    Despite his past I would take Paolo Di Canio, he has the drive, determination and personality to manage a club like Leeds. He also has exhibited at Swindon that he is a modern manager, with good ideas, he expects the highest level of professionalism from his players, his detailed preperation for matches is excellent, and plays football the right way

    • Dr Zen

      I think a fascist manager would be a really bad idea, so no thanks.

  • Graham

    It looks like the charge up the table we’ve been promised for what seems like an eternity, has finally arrived – at the wrong club.

    Who’d have thought poisonous Billy Davies would get Forest on a six game winning run?

  • Bluesman

    We should have Gary Mac back if he is given a reasonable budget to work with. Otherwise give it to anyone who wants to get trounced, slandered, insulted and then sacked next year. Because that is what the board do. They fail to back their managers and then hang them out to dry when the inevitable happens. Can anyone see Poyet or any other good manager wanting to work at ER? It is the kiss of death working with this lot! Bates Out!!

    • Jimbo

      Totally agree with you – really dissapointed when Gary Mac got the boot and would love to see him back. We played some good football with the ball on the deck. He had a good eye for players, popular with the fans and available.

  • Jezza

    If really ambitious, Mark Hughes is a good manager without a club?

    • sick of days @ ER like v Hudds

      Mark Hughes?! Leaving aside he is a Man U so called legend……Look at the mess he made at QPR with millions available, do you really think he can work wonders under a tight budget?

  • Aussie

    who is he to recommand any-body,just pack your bag @ go,take your mate Bates,with-you/

  • S-O-S

    Found on the back of a fag packet, Neil’s Top 10 Tips for LUFC to GFH
    1. Nancy dell’olio (didn’t she manage Notts County/Leicester..?)
    2. Keith Lemon (Plays my type of football HOOOOOOOOOOOOF)
    3. Sir David Nicholson (Good choice for sticking plasters over the cracks)
    4. Dianne Thompson (Could help us with some type of funding)
    5. David Ike (Has style, panache & vision)
    6. Alex Ferguson (He’s retired hasn’t he..?)
    7. Steve Birmingham (You buy one you get one free…!)
    8. David Blaine (Abnormal powers to gain advantage over teams)
    9. Kenji Murai (Could get quicker with a Kwikfit fitter)
    10. David Beckham (Think of the sponsorship deals, loads of money….!)