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Warnock becomes new Cardiff manager – Twitter reacts

Fans across the country have been reacting to the news that Cardiff City have appointed former Sheffield United and Leeds manager, Neil Warnock as their new manager.

Warnock, 67, has been announced as the new man in The Bluebirds hot seat, following the dismissal of Paul Trollope on Tuesday. The fourteenth club of his managerial career.

Kevin Blackwell has been named as his assistant and Ronnie Jepson first-team coach.

Existing staff members who served under Trollope, James Rowberry, Martyn Margetson and Lee Southernwood will continue as part of Warnock’s back-room team.

Nicknamed Colin as a spoof, Warnock has been out of work since leaving Rotherham United at the end of last season. In his spell at the club, he helped The Millers avoid relegation from the second tear, after they had dismissed Neil Redfearn in February. He, however, declined the opportunity to continue this role at the end of the season and was replaced by Alan Stubbs.

His most well known spell, in management, was his stint at his boyhood club, Sheffield United.

During his time at The Blades, Warnock oversaw a semi-final appearance in the FA cup (2002/3) and a promotion to the top flight of English football (2005/6). His spell at Bramall lane came to an end at the end of the 2006/7 season, however, when the clubs spell in the top flight came to an end.

He has won seven promotions in his thirty six years as a manager.

Cardiff and other football  fans, have taken to twitter to acknowledge the news.

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