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Sheffield United reportedly plotting potential swoop for iconic manager

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Neil Warnock may only just have found himself out of work but he could soon be thrown back into the mix in the Championship, with The Guardian reporting that Sheffield United are mulling over a move to replace Slavisa Jokanovic with him.

The former QPR boss has only recently left his role as boss of Middlesbrough, having taken over, led them to a solid finish in the second tier and then left to make way for Chris Wilder.

He hasn’t spent very long on the sidelines but might already have another break in management though, with the Blades prepared to bring him to Bramall Lane again as a replacement for Jokanovic.

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Warnock has previously managed the club and was in charge for a total of eight years, as he helped the Blades seal promotion into the Premier League. He therefore knows how the club tends to operate and could slot in nicely to try and help the side try and battle back at the top end of the second tier table.

Jokanovic was brought in to do similar, having managed to lead Watford to promotion and taken Fulham into the play-offs. He has so far failed to do similar at Bramall Lane and it appears as though that could be it for the boss, with the Sheffield United board reportedly wielding the axe.

It could now be a different direction for the Blades then, as they could be set to turn to a familiar face to help them be back where they want to be in the Championship. If he can do that, then he would certainly go down as a Sheffield United hero if he wasn’t already one.

The Verdict

Neil Warnock is a no-nonsense manager, whilst also being one of the most likeable bosses in the EFL. It was a shame to see him leave his role at Middlesbrough, as the second tier is a much better place with him in it.

It is therefore great to see that he could be set for a prompt return with Sheffield United. He could certainly sort out the wheat from the chaff and Blades’ fans will be hoping take them back up towards the top six in the league.


Writer for Football League World.

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