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Confirmed: Cardiff City agree key deal as promotion push gathers pace



Neil Warnock has extended his contract with Cardiff City, with the experienced manager committing to the Bluebirds for a further two years.  

Cardiff moved to confirm on their official website last night that Warnock had agreed fresh terms in Wales, with the 69-year-old agreeing a two-year extension, which will keep him tied to the Cardiff City Stadium until the summer of 2020.

There are also new deals for members of Warnock’s backroom staff, with Kevin Blackwell and Ronnie Jepson agreeing extensions.

Warnock has been at Cardiff over 12 months now, transforming the Bluebirds from relegation candidates to promotion contenders.

Arriving in Wales, Warnock inherited a squad that were fighting relegation in the Sky Bet Championship, but managed to guide them to a mid-table finish at the end of the 2016/17 campaign.

This season under Warnock, Cardiff are challenging for a return to the top-flight, with the 69-year-old delivering on his promise of a promotion push.

Cardiff currently sit second in the Championship table, trailing Wolves by six points and looking to secure automatic promotion back to the Premier League.

Sunday’s 1-0 victory over Bristol City in the Severnside derby reopened a four-point gap to third.

The Verdict

What Warnock has done in Cardiff has been incredible, with the Bluebirds transformed under his leadership.

When Warnock arrived, nobody believed he could transform the playing squad he inherited into promotion contenders, but this year they are in the driving seat for the top-two.

A new deal is more than deserved, and even if Warnock doesn’t plan on seeing out the next two years, the job security is something he is more than worthy of.

Cardiff City fans… Let us know your thoughts!

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