Lee Johnson has stated that he actually ‘quite likes’ Neil Warnock ahead of Bristol City’s trip to Cardiff on Sunday.
Warnock is often goaded by away supporters that visit the Welsh capital, but Johnson admits that he’s a fan of the experienced boss.
The two sides meet each other this weekend, in what is a big fixture in terms of both club’s future ambitions.
Bristol City are looking to stay in the top six, and mount a serious challenge on promotion this season. The Bluebirds are trying their hardest to make their way up the league, as they look to bounce back from last campaign’s relegation from the Premier League.
Johnson has expressed the friendship he has with Warnock and has admitted to respecting the jobs that the opposition man has done over the previous years.
Speaking to the Bristol Post, Johnson said: “Unpopular opinion: I quite like Neil Warnock.
“First of all, I do respect the jobs that he’s done across his career. Over the last couple of years I’ve definitely got to know him better, obviously from being a Championship manager and talking to him after games, meeting him at reserve games – discussing various things – and various situations like that.”
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Johnson never hides what he thinks, and it’s actually quite refreshing to see another manager say that he likes his opposite number.
Warnock often gets slated by quite a few people, and many think his football is old fashioned, but it works and he has proven himself at this level time and time again. He always adds an edge to fixtures such as this one through his passion and comments, so it should be a great game for the neutral.
The two sides are having slightly different seasons, but both have the same end goal so it’s set to be a vitally important game for the future of each club’s Championship campaign.