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Neil Warnock is ‘ready to retire’ to manage Sunderland after Alex Neil left the club

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Neil Warnock is ‘ready to retire’ to manage Sunderland after Alex Neil left the club for Stoke, as the 73-year-old looks set to continue a management career that began in 1980!

  • Neil Warnock announced his retirement from management nine months ago
  • He holds the records for managed games and promotions won in English football
  • Warnock is now ready for another job, 42 years after his first management role

Despite announcing an end to his football management career nine months ago, Neil Warnock is now ‘ready to retire’ to head Sunderland.

The Black Cats are currently without a manager after Alex Neil, the man who led them through the play-offs to the championship last season, left for Stoke.

Warnock hasn’t succeeded since he left Middlesbrough nine months ago.

Neil Warnock is ‘ready to retire’ to take on Sunderland job

The post is currently vacant following Alex Neil's departure to lead Stoke

The post is currently vacant following Alex Neil’s departure to lead Stoke

He broke the record for most games managed in English football at Riverside stadium, with 1,602.

The 73-year-old announced at the time he was retiring, but he could now be ready for a return 42 years after his first management job at Gainsborough Trinity.

According to reports in the sunWarnock has told friends he would ‘jump’ the chance to manage Sunderland, and has expressed his interest to sporting director Kristjaan Speakman.

Sunderland is currently 12th in the Championship after a solid six-game opening

Sunderland is currently 12th in the Championship after a solid six-game opening

They also claim that one of the manager’s “biggest regrets” in football was turning down the job at Sunderland in 1992, and he’s now trying to make amends.

It was a decent start to the championship for the newly promoted side as they are currently in 12th place after six games.

A club from Sunderland’s side is hoping for a promotion push in the near future, and no manager in history has had as many promotions in English football as Warnock’s eight.

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