Stalling talks rile Warnock

Leeds boss Neil Warnock has expressed his anger and frustration at the protracted negotiations over the club's takeover.

Last Updated: 18/11/12 at 16:29 Post Comment

Neil Warnock: Hoping for clear direction very soon

Neil Warnock: Hoping for clear direction very soon

More of the games that matter

2 years free Sky Broadband Unlimited for Sky Sports customers

The Championship side are stuttering in 18th spot as the uncertainty and confusion continues with the fate of GFH Capital's bid to purchase the club from current owner and chairman Ken Bates in the balance.

It has been over six months since takeover talks began and with Warnock's team without a league win in six games, the pressure is mounting.

"It's difficult times at the moment," Warnock told the Yorkshire Evening Post. "You're almost in a straitjacket. The club's got to move on, the sooner the better.

"I've got to try to be as diplomatic as possible, considering how I feel, but it's extremely difficult to get anything done or to get any answers. I'm basically like a supporter who knows a little bit more.

"The main thing is to get the takeover over the line. When you're like this as a club, as we were at QPR, you're very much stagnated.

"Until it happens, no matter what anyone tells me, I won't really believe anything. I don't think I can."

GFH Capital's takeover plan is under review by the Football League for approval but the Dubai-based firm but a deal with Bates is still far from being finalised. A company statement on Friday said it hoped to secure ownership of United "shortly".

The 63-year-old Warnock added: "I get frustrated because if I was 10 years younger then there's always tomorrow.

"But I want to do it today. It's looking very much like that's not going to be possible and it's a disappointment.

"I don't think I'm thick and if you look at the league table, I don't think we should be talking about promotion at the moment - which is what I came for."

More of the games that matter

2 years free Sky Broadband Unlimited for Sky Sports customers

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

E

ven if United were to sign CR7 & Messi to play upfront, the fact remains Fletcher and Cleverly are playing in midfield. That's where the problem is. Fletcher is too slow with an awful pass, while Cleverly is simply rubbish

mrunited4life
Di Maria - A Signing of Necessity, or Opportunity?

T

hese days, these days, you can't say something racist without somebody saying that you're a racist.

tk421
'Wrong' Views Not Silenced By Shouting...

D

rop Rooney (he's so disappointing, overrated and overpaid), and play Di Maria and RVP upfront, much like the set up at the Netherlands team with Roben and RVP...

eric bush3
Di Maria - A Signing of Necessity, or Opportunity?

Footer 365

International friendly: England v Norway preview

Team news for Wednesday's international friendly clash between England and Norway at Wembley (kick-off 8pm).

England captain Wayne Rooney 'looks chubby', says Norway's Vegard Forren

Norway defender Vegard Forren says England captain Wayne Rooney “looks a bit chubby”.

Transfer News: Celtic get SFA help over John Guidetti loan deal

Scottish FA confirms it will apply to FIFA for an exception to help push through John Guidetti's loan move to Celtic.

Mail Box

Reasons To Feel Positive At Spurs...

They didn't complete any big deals on deadline day, but that doesn't mean Spurs fans should be down about their hopes this season. Plus, United fans say farewelbz...

Danny Welbeck - Yes, No And Maybe

And understandably busy Mailbox with the instant reactions with those happy and sad on their club's transfer dealings. On Welbeck, Arsenal, United, Spurs and loans...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property