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Sunday 20 October 2019

Tan wants Warnock to stay as boss

Cardiff City owner Vincent Tan
Cardiff City owner Vincent Tan

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 said.

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

Warnock has described the campaign, which concludes at Manchester United on Sunday, as the most difficult season of his 40-year managerial career.

Nantes striker Emiliano Sala was killed in a plane crash in January, two days after Cardiff had announced the 28-year-old as their record £15million signing.

Warnock had identified the Argentinian forward as the man capable of scoring the goals to keep Cardiff in the top flight.

Yorkshireman Warnock was appointed Cardiff manager in October 2016 and took the Bluebirds up last season - winning a record eighth promotion.

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