England veteran coach Neil Warnock has announced his retirement from football management.
The 73-year-old who started his coaching career in 1950 has taken charge of over 1,600 games in his career but has been without a coaching role since leaving Middlesbrough in 2021.
A statement from Warnock noted: “I’ve had a good run really. I’m not saying the enthusiasm’s gone, I’ve not lost that, but when I see some of my friends who are struggling health-wise, there comes a time where you have to let your family enjoy a little bit more of your time, in particular my wife Sharon.
Neil Warnock has retired from management after a career spanning over 5 decades.
There will never be another one like him.
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“It’s hard to replicate the final whistle when you’re won a game, there’s nothing quite like that in normal life, and you have to realize you’re not going to get that buzz again in that situation.
“But I’m doing a couple of evenings in the theatre, and I imagine I’ll still be nervous before them!”
During his 42-year career, Warnock led a record eight clubs to Premier League promotion.