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Warnock wanted Adkins

Neil Warnock has revealed he approached Nigel Adkins about the possibility of taking over at Leeds United.

Last Updated: 02/04/13 at 13:34 Post Comment

Nigel Adkins: New Reading manager

Nigel Adkins: New Reading manager

Warnock has already said he plans to stand down as Leeds boss once their hopes of a play-off place are mathematically extinguished and says he spoke to Adkins before he was appointed Reading boss.

"I spoke to Nigel a few weeks ago and told him what a great club Leeds are - what a great opportunity it would be for him here," Warnock told the Yorkshire Evening Post.

"The club need an outstanding candidate and I think you'd put him in that category. But he's obviously weighed everything up and decided that Reading's the best move for him.

"To be fair to Reading, they're a well-run and established club and he'll be safe even if they come down. Then he'll have money, a good squad and every chance of getting them back up. I can see the appeal but I think he'd have been great for Leeds too.

"He was definitely interested. But then you don't really need to sell Leeds United to anyone. The club sells itself."

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ndros f***ing Townsend, really Roy? ...was also by first thought. Followed closely by where have all the defenders gone? , and Jesus, that midfield looks weak .

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he 'where does it end' argument is an absurd one and completely misses the point of the Rooney Rule, which applies to all minorities. It doesn't force any team to appoint anyone, it merely requires them to interview at least one minority candidate.

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ou make a lot of good points, but I still find myself instinctively against anything that makes it easier for Paul Ince to get managerial roles

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