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Warnock to remain at Cardiff next season

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Neil Warnock has received the support of Cardiff owner Vincent Tan to remain as the club's manager despite relegation from the Premier League.

Warnock seemed to question his own future after Saturday's 3-2 home defeat to Crystal Palace confirmed Cardiff's return to the Sky Bet Championship, with the 70-year-old saying he had "no idea" whether he would be staying.

But Malaysian businessman Tan has delivered a vote of confidence and wants Warnock to attempt to extend his own record of promotions as a manager to nine.

"I am happy for Neil to stay and achieve his ninth promotion," Tan told BBC Sport Wales.

Warnock has one season left on his Cardiff contract and said he would "let things settle" after the Palace defeat.

The former Sheffield United boss was appointed Cardiff manager in October 2016 and took the Bluebirds up last season - winning a record eighth promotion.

The Yorkshireman has worked on the smallest budget in the Premier League, but Cardiff's fate was not sealed until the penultimate game when they joined relegated pair Fulham and Huddersfield.

Warnock was given a rousing ovation at Cardiff City Stadium after the defeat by Palace, and afterwards goalkeeper Neil Etheridge said the players wanted him to stay.

"His stats speak for themselves - eight promotions," Etheridge said.

"He's a fantastic man-manager and knows exactly what to do."

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Cardiff can escape Premier League relegation - Warnock

Warnock feels Cardiff can escape relegation from the Premier League as the "shackles have been off" since the controversial defeat to Chelsea last month. Credit: PA

Neil Warnock feels Cardiff can escape relegation from the Premier League as the "shackles have been off" since the controversial defeat to Chelsea last month.

Cardiff head to relegated Fulham on Saturday filling the final relegation spot, three points adrift of Brighton and with an inferior goal difference.

But boss Warnock said: "I know it sounds silly because you'd think there would be more pressure on us.

"But since the Chelsea game the shackles have been off us. We just think we'll do what we can now and what will be will be.

"We played like that at Brighton, and I'd be quite happy if we played like we have done the last few weeks."

Midfielder Joe Ralls will play no further part this season after tearing his hamstring against Liverpool last weekend.

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