Former Leeds United boss has received 'numerous offers' to return to management

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The veteran manager has discussed his next move following his departure from a Championship club earlier this season.

Former Leeds United and Sheffield United manager Neil Warnock has admitted he would be open to a return to the dugout and has received job offers over the last month.

The 74-year-old has enjoyed a colourful career in management that began with non-league club Gainsborough Trinity in 1980 and took him all of the way to the Premier League with the likes of Queens Park Rangers, Crystal Palace and Cardiff City.

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Warnock took charge of Leeds in February 2012 and secured a mid-table finish before the end of the season before overseeing a hectic summer in the transfer market as the likes of Paddy Kenny, Ross Barkley, Stephen Warnock and Lee Peltier all moved to Elland Road.

A poor run of form during the second half of the season brought an end to Warnock's reign but he remained a constant presence on a Championship touchline after spending time in charge of the likes of Rotherham United and Middlesbrough over the last decade.

Warnock has been without a club since leaving Huddersfield Town in September but would be ready to return to management in the near future and admitted he would consider a move north of the border if the right offer came in.

He told the Hibs Observer: “I am disappointed I’ve not been up in Scotland, because I love it.

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“We've got a place in Dunoon, and I love coming up. I’ve had a few job offers down here these past few weeks, but I don’t want to do anything until after Christmas, maybe February. I love a challenge, you know those ones where someone says ‘it’s an impossible job’ or ‘they’re going to get relegated?’ – I love that, a backs-to-the-wall type thing.

“The kids are doing me a holiday in December when I’m 75, so I thought: ‘I’ll have a relax over Christmas, instead of being in a hotel room somewhere!’ You do get p****d off a bit [with management]. I suppose, not so much when you’re in it, because the adrenaline’s going, but when you’re on the outside looking in, you end up wondering: ‘How many hotels have I been in?’ 40-odd years of being a manager!"

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