Neil Warnock, who managed Sheffield United from 1999-2007, haas recently come out of retirement to agree a deal to become the new manager of Huddersfield Town.
He is the third manager that the Terriers have had this season. Before this, Danny Schofield and Mark Fotheringham also held the post, but both were sacked after a string of poor results.
Warnock, 74, has signed a short-term deal that will last him until the end of the season. Whether he will remain at the club beyond this is unclear – but his age alone indicates that he isn’t seen as a long-term solution.
Warnock has developed a reputation for saving clubs from relegation in recent years. Notably, he dragged Rotherham out of the bottom three in 2015/16, despite relegation looking like a certainty for the Millers that season.
The Sheffield-born man has managed Huddersfield in the past, from 1993-1995. He enjoyed a fruitful spell there, ending with a respectable win percentage of 40.7%.
His longevity in football is something to behold. He’s had a plethora of managerial jobs in the past, at clubs such as QPR, Leeds United and Crystal Palace.
Huddersfield currently sit 23rd in the Championship, having failed to win a league game since December. They are, however, only a point away from climbing out of the relegation zone.
Warnock may be seen as a ‘dinosaur’ by several audiences – this aside, his ability to grind out results cannot be denied. With Huddersfield’s current situation, he is exactly the kind of manager that the Terriers need.