EXCLUSIVE: Huddersfield Town set to announce new one-year deal for Neil Warnock that will keep him in the dugout past his 75th birthday after inspiring them to Championship safety
- Warnock is due to head to Yorkshire to complete the formalities of a new deal
- He came out of retirement last season to help them avoid relegation
- The new deal will keep the veteran manager in the dugout past his 75th birthday
Neil Warnock is set to be unveiled as Huddersfield Town manager on Wednesday, on a one-year deal that should see him in the dugout beyond his 75th birthday.
Mail Sport understands that the most experienced boss in the history of the English game is due to head to Yorkshire from his Cornwall home to complete the formalities in the coming hours.
The move is likely to be popular with the Championship club’s fans. Warnock came out of retirement last season to orchestrate a memorable escape from relegation for the Terriers, who had appeared destined for League One.
His side clinched survival with a game to spare having been seven points adrift when he took over in February.
Warnock was set to depart following the end of the season but has had a change of heart following talks with Huddersfield’s new owner, American businessman Kevin Nagle.
Huddersfield Town are set to confirm that Neil Warnock has been given a new one-year deal
Warnock inspired Huddersfield Town to Championship safety after his February appointment
Nagle has had EFL clearance but the club are still awaiting statutory body clearance to rubber stamp his takeover.
The announcement of Warnock’s return follows the appointment of new chief executive Jake Edwards, who has joined the club after eight years as president of the US’s United Soccer League.
Warnock is likely to live close to Holmfirth, the village made famous for the BBC hit Last of the Summer Wine.
Hailing from Yorkshire, he managed Huddersfield for a first time from 1993-95, before an eventful career which included stints at Sheffield United, Leeds United and QPR.
In total, Warnock has taken control for 1,619 games and has won eight promotions, which are both records. He initially retired after being dismissed by Middlesbrough in 2021, before making a dramatic return at Huddersfield.
Warnock will turn 75 on December 1.
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