Neil Warnock achieved promotion to the Premier League with Cardiff City on the final day.
The Bluebirds only drew with Reading on the final day, but it was enough as Fulham couldn’t take advantage because they lost to Birmingham to end their 23-match unbeaten run. He has been in charge for just under two years, but has completely revamped them.
The 69-year-old manager has been successful with most of the clubs he has managed during his career and has eight promotions on his CV. However, his time at Leeds between 2012-2013 was unsuccessful as he was unable to achieve promotion with them and was actually sacked in April with the club five points off relegation.
His success with other clubs prior to and after this Leeds spell has left fans wondering what went wrong during his time there. Phil Hay of the Yorkshire Evening Post did an article on it which sparked a reaction from fans on Twitter. Here’s the initial tweet:
A record eighth promotion for Neil Warnock on Sunday. So why were Leeds United the one major club he failed to tame?https://t.co/OkByUaRP6E
— Phil Hay (@PhilHayYEP) May 8, 2018
This what fans had to say:
Because we’re cursed
— George Lindley (@GJLindley) May 8, 2018
Good piece Phil – puts that tenure into context. But he’s done a great job with limited resources at Cardiff and done something more important – created a winning mentality. That’s just a massive gap at Leeds
— BROLIN ATE THE PIE (@REDPLANET2025) May 8, 2018
Just came down to the ownership situation then. Warnock needs a very strong owner who'd just back him bliny and aggressively. We were a mess back then and a mess in transition.
— SA (@Aravind_SA) May 8, 2018
He signed a load of ageing players who careers were in decline with no re-sale value. He did have some good players sold from underneath him too by Bates and not much backing. But not playing Barkley in favour of Brown and selling Becchio and replacing him with Morison was bad.
— Tom Holynski (@ThommHol) May 8, 2018
Never got the money to do it!
— Joe (@JoeJames1996) May 8, 2018
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Bates is probably the answer. Owners from Bates onwards have have been a disaster at #lufc & I would argue Myanmar, badges etc suggests it’s a problem which continues today.
— WotzThatSound (@WotzThatSound) May 8, 2018