Cardiff City manager Neil Warnock has dropped a big hint about where his future could lie, according to Wales Online.
After taking over in October with the club in the relegation zone, Warnock has led Cardiff to 12th in the table. The turnaround in form has seen Warnock win 10 of his 22 games in charge, and he has now suggested that he could stay in Wales beyond the end of this season.
Warnock said: “I might even do a couple more years here. I feel refreshed. It’s given me the belief in what I do. I’ve been a manager for 37 years, it’s a long time. To still have that enthusiasm and have that desire to want to put one over on people, that’s what I thrive on.
“Also, for Cardiff fans to go home having seen a performance or effort of their team and to be talking about the club again in a good sense rather than a negative sense. That’s very important for me to bring the whole club together. It’s not easy at times.
“You see a lot of people who are my age and you talk to them and you think they’re about 90. The younger the lads around the place, they keep your mind active.”
Many expected Warnock to leave Cardiff at the end of the season, having kept them in the Championship after fears of relegation earlier this season. However Warnock’s arrival has seen such a dramatic turn of form that his dream of an eighth promotion could become a reality.
Warnock worked wonders with Rotherham United last season, keeping the club in the Championship after taking over in February with Rotherham in 22nd place. However, he did not fare as well at Crystal Palace in his previous permanent job. Warnock was sacked after just 17 games in charge with the club in the relegation zone.
Warnock added: “It’s nice to be wanted. The biggest thing coming here was the Cardiff fans and the reaction to the thought of me taking over. It would have to be something extreme, something I’ve not thought about, to take me away from that.”
Cardiff play bottom side Rotherham United at home in the Championship tomorrow afternoon. The club will be looking to make it three wins in a row following their impressive away victories at Leeds United and Derby County in the last week.