The Keepmoat Stadium

Next Game

Doncaster v Sheff Wed

Sunday, 27 July 2014, 15:00

Friendly Match

Gigg Lane

Last Game

Bury 1 - 3 Sheff Wed

Friday, 18 July 2014, 19:45

Friendly Match

Warnock out of Owls running

Neil Warnock has ruled himself out of the running to become Sheffield Wednesday's new manager.

Last Updated: 06/12/13 at 11:05 Post Comment

Neil Warnock: Not interested in Wednesday vacancy

Neil Warnock: Not interested in Wednesday vacancy

Free £50 bet

Daily Offers and Promotions, sign up for a free £50 matched bet

The former Sheffield United boss, who left Leeds in April, was on a five-man shortlist for the job and held talks with Owls chairman Milan Mandaric on Thursday evening.

Warnock is a boyhood Sheffield United fan and managed the Blades between December 1999 and May 2007. He also made derogatory comments about United's city rivals in 2002.

It was this affinity to the Bramall Lane club that played a huge part in his decision to snub the Owls, who are currently languishing in the relegation zone in the Sky Bet Championship and looking for their sixth manager in just over seven years after sacking Dave Jones last weekend.

"I did speak to Milan Mandaric last night (Thursday) and I think we both realised then that it wasn't going to be," Warnock told talkSPORT.

"When Milan phoned me originally I did tell him it would be pretty much impossible to manage Sheffield Wednesday when I'm a Blade, but he asked me to have time to think about it. He wanted me to try and keep them up.

"He has tried to bring me in as his manager about four times over the last 20 years so I have got a lot of respect for him.

"I have been pleased about the number of people in Sheffield, Sheffield Wednesday fans as well, that wanted me. But I think it's time to put myself to bed."

Free £50 bet

Daily Offers and Promotions, sign up for a free £50 matched bet

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

H

e made his power play to try and get Sheikhy to raise his wages or trade him to PSG. PSG were probably not interested and he is stuck with no cake and no vacation. @Jay_D> Surely you jest about FFP being real, right? All Platini is doing is making billionaries pay measly fines, so he and his cronies can get rich. If a fool can pay 50 mil for David Luiz, he will happily pay some fine to UEFA. FFP has failed as for it to succeed UEFA had to take it...

Synergy
Toure: I am staying with City

G

uess we can expect Toure's explanation of his behaviour around the same time Pete Townshend publishes his book then.

ceeps
Toure: I am staying with City

D

amn you Yaya, don't scare me like that! I only ate the icing. I didn't eat the soft and scrumptious middle - I will buy you another cake!

MCFC87
Toure: I am staying with City

Footer 365

Premier League: Chelsea goalkeeper Petr Cech doesn't want to be on the bench

Petr Cech has warned Jose Mourinho he does not want to be second-choice goalkeeper at Chelsea next season.

Transfer News: Sunderland striker Danny Graham expected to move on

Gus Poyet has confirmed that it is going to be ‘very difficult’ for Danny Graham to be part of his Sunderland squad.

Premier League: Ryan Giggs compares Louis van Gaal to Sir Alex Ferguson

Ryan Giggs has hailed Louis van Gaal’s early impact and has acknowledged the similarities with Sir Alex Ferguson.

Mail Box

Pre-Season Obviously Isn't Meaningless

The debate over the importance of pre-season continues, including a league table from last season for stats fans. Plus travelling to watch your team and Blackpool...

Definitely Not Getting Giddy Over A Friendly Win

We have some conclusions from Louis van Gaal's perfect start, plus a dismissal of fantasy football, worries about La Liga's greediness and thoughts on Real with Ham-ez...

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