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Warnock to take over at Aberdeen

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Neil Warnock has been named Aberdeen manager on a deal until the end of the season.

The Dons were looking for a short-term appointment while they undergo a “wide-ranging review of the football operation” and viewed the well-travelled 75-year-old as the perfect fit.

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Aberdeen are currently eighth in the Scottish Premiership and last week sacked Barry Robson after just nine months in charge.

Warnock will be in the dugout, along with long-time assistant Ronnie Jepson, when Aberdeen go to Ibrox to face Rangers tomorrow night.

Peter Leven, who took the team for Saturday’s 1-1 draw at home to Celtic, will revert to his role as first-team coach.

Warnock told the club’s official website: “I’m really looking forward to the challenge here at Aberdeen.

“I’ve made no secret of the fact I’ve always wanted to manage in Scotland so when I spoke to [chairman] Dave [Cormack] and [chief executive] Alan [Burrows] and they asked me to help out it just felt like the right opportunity.

“By all accounts there is a good group of lads here and it’s my job now to get the best out of them.

“Aberdeen is a big club with clear ambition and I’m hoping that during my time here the supporters will get behind the team and I can put a smile on their faces.”

Cormack added: “From the moment we first spoke with Neil his enthusiasm for managing Aberdeen was infectious.

“He has had an incredible career in management, not only in terms of volume of games and winning promotions, but also of coming into clubs at short notice and making an immediate impact.

“We look forward to Neil, Ronnie and the team pushing hard in the remaining four months of the campaign as we still have a huge amount to play for both in the SPFL Premiership and the Scottish Cup.”

Jon Fisher
Jon Fisher
Jon has over 20 years' experience in sports journalism having worked at the Press Association, Goal and Stats Perform, covering three World Cups, an Olympics and numerous other major sporting events.

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