Cardiff City manager Neil Warnock has signed a new deal to remain with the club until 2020, confirmed by the club website.

Assistant Manager Kevin Blackwell and First Team Coach Ronnie Jepson have also extended their stays with the Club.

Warnock, who was appointed in October 2016 and has led the team to second place in the Championship, would have been out of contract in the summer.

Chairman Mehmet Dalman held talks with the 69-year-old after flying in to watch the Bluebirds beat Bristol City.

Tan Sri Vincent Tan commented on the news, saying “After positive talks, I am very pleased that Neil has committed to Cardiff City Football Club for a further two seasons.”

“Having supported Neil since his arrival at the Club, we have been delighted to see results follow on the pitch. We are very happy to have agreed this deal, and are looking forward to continuing to bring further success to Cardiff City.”

“We were also pleased to strengthen the team in the recent January window, and wish Neil and the entire squad much success in the games ahead.”

Cardiff City FC Chairman Mehmet Dalman said “This is excellent news for everyone connected with Cardiff City Football Club.”

“Since taking the reins at Cardiff City Stadium, Neil has transformed the fortunes of the side. His excellent work has helped us to compete at the very top of the division this season and we are all tremendously excited to see what the next two years will bring.”

Cardiff City FC Executive Director & CEO Ken Choo added “I’m sure I speak for all fans of the Club when I say that we are thrilled to see Neil put pen to paper on a new contract.”

“Neil has had a fantastic impact here in the Welsh capital and we know that he has all of the attributes and experience to continue the great work that he has already put in. I’m very much looking forward to the next two campaigns with him at the helm.”

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