Warnock wife thanks fans

Sharon and Neil Warnock with their children
Sharon and Neil Warnock with their children
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The wife of Rotherham United manager Neil Warnock has thanked fans for their support during her battle with cancer.

Sharon Warnock thanked fans in an open letter yesterday after it was revealed she had been diagnosed with breast cancer.

Sharon, who was diagnosed in December, said it was a very belated thank you for all the lovely thoughts.

She said: “I feel like I should be thanking you, the supporters and everyone at Rotherham United for giving our little family something else to focus on other than this hiccup in my life.

“I’m not sure if you saw the article in Mail on Sunday by the lovely Oliver Holt because Neil has described the moment perfectly when I was happy for him to go.

“Please understand my humour when I tell you that my husband’s only real talent lies in football management and I could count on one hand the amount of dinners he’s made in 26 years.

“I even resorted to giving a gift at Christmas of a cookery course designed for men.

“How true it was, they had someone else preparing the ingredients and cleaning up after them. So I sent him to you and look how well it has turned out.”

She added: “Rotherham has given Neil a bunch of lads who have given him everything and then some. It was a perfect combination...

“Enjoy your summer and hopefully I will get an opportunity to thank you in person next season.”