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Warnock relishing South Yorkshire derby

Rotherham United manager Neil Warnock is looking forward to a good old-fashioned derby match when the Millers travel to Sheffield Wednesday on Saturday.

The experienced Warnock was hired last month to keep Rotherham in the Championship, and last weekend's home win against Brentford has taken them to within three points of safety.

In contrast, even though they haven't won any of their last three league matches, Wednesday are 6th in the table, and are still looking a good bet for the play-offs.

As a former Sheffield United manager and avowed Blades supporter, Warnock is expecting some stick from the Wednesday fans, but he wouldn't want it any other way.

Warnock on Wednesday shortlist

Neil Warnock Credit: ITV Yorkshire

Sheffield Wednesday chairman Milan Mandaric has confirmed Neil Warnock is on a five-man shortlist to replace Dave Jones as the club's manager.

The prospect of Warnock, a lifelong Sheffield United fan, becoming the club's sixth boss in seven years is sure to divide opinion among Owls fans.

Warnock, 65, was derided by Owls supporters during his eight-year spell as Blades manager from 1999, but Mandaric insisted whoever he chose to succeed Jones, sacked at the weekend, would be in the club's best interests.

Jones' assistant Stuart Gray took charge of the side for Tuesday night's shock 2-1 win over Leicester and has not been ruled out altogether by Mandaric, but is not on the shortlist.

"Stuart is a very good coach, we are very lucky to have him there so it gives us time and an opportunity to take our time in bringing in the proper person rather than rush,"said Mandaric.

"Of course, there is no ruling out and there is some possibility if Stuart can take us on a run."

Asked if Warnock was amongst the candidates to take over, Mandaric added: "Yes he is, but it does not mean that he will be our manager. There are four or five names on that (shortlist) and he is one of them. "

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Former Leeds boss in the running for Palace job

Neil Warnock during his spell as Leeds United boss Credit: Press Association

Former Leeds United boss, Neil Warnock, is among the contenders to fill the manager's role at Premier League strugglers Crystal Palace.

Sheffield born Warnock, 64, had a previous spell at Selhurst Park, leaving in 2010 when the club went into administration.

No stranger to a relegation dogfight, Warnock has been out of management since leaving Leeds United April.

Warnock wants Hughes to replace him

Neil Warnock Credit: PA

Former Leeds manager Neil Warnock wants Mark Hughes to replace him at Elland Road so he can "destroy another team of mine". Hughes, 49, has been linked with the managerial vacancy at Leeds following Warnock's departure on Monday.

Warnock told talkSPORT: "I personally hope Mark Hughes follows me again and

destroys another team of mine.

"I don't think it's a club for a young manager. There is so much going on

behind the scenes it is ridiculous really. It needs somebody who has seen it all

and done it all."

"I laugh when I see some of these names. A) We can't afford the compensation

and B) do you think Mark Hughes would want Leeds United at the moment? It's a

hard one but there are a lot of applicants."

Leeds players are 'speculating' about next manager

Leeds players feed kangaroos Credit: ITV

Leeds Utd players Michael Brown and Stephen Warnock admit their side is now in a relegation battle after a 2-1 home defeat to Derby that means they've now gone six games without a win.

Brown also said that he has yet to speak to Neil Warnock, who he also played for at Sheffield Utd, after Warnock's departure last night. Brown went on to say, "the players, like the fans, are speculating as to who will replace him as manager."

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McDermott is favourite to replace Warnock

Brian McDermott Credit: ITV

Brian McDermott is the bookies' favourite to replace Neil Warnock with odds of 3/1 this morning, then 5/4. The former Reading manager is followed by Martin O'Neill at 9/2 and Gus Poyet at 7/1.

The Leeds manager quit last night after Leeds lost 2-1 to Derby. Warnock had always maintained he would leave Leeds if the team did not achieve promotion from the npower Championship this season.

Neil Warnock Credit: ITV

With relegation fears now more relevant than Premier League hopes, the club announced his departure in a statement shortly after the game.

Warnock pleased with new signings

Leeds United manager Neil Warnock says he's delighted with his three transfer deadline day signings - strikers Steve Morison and Mouhamadou Habib Habibou, and full back Stephen Warnock.

Morison came as part of a swap deal which involved Luciano Becchio moving to Norwich, former England full back Warnock has signed from Aston Villa, and Central African Republic international striker Habibou has been secured on loan for the rest of the season from Belgian side SV Zulte Waragem.

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