Former Blades boss Neil Warnock takes over at Crystal Palace

Neil Warnock in his role as a pundit during Sheffield United's FA Cup run last season
Neil Warnock in his role as a pundit during Sheffield United's FA Cup run last season
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Neil Warnock has made a sensational return to Premier League management with the ex-Sheffield United boss taking over at Crystal Palace.

Warnock has been without a top job since 2013 after leaving Leeds United and has already had a spell in charge of the Eagles.

Warnock during his time as boss of Sheffield United

Warnock during his time as boss of Sheffield United

Three years into his reign, the 65 year old jumped ship from Selhurst Park in 2010 and took over at QPR soon after and after being sacked by Hoops owner Tony Fernandes two years later, Warnock joined Leeds United.

It was at Bramall Lane that Warnock really made his name, though, during an eight-year spell which saw him take the Blades to the FA Cup and League Cup semi-finals as well as winning promotion to the Premier League in 2006.

Palace had been without a permanent manager since parting company with Tony Pulis, just two days before the start of the new season, after a disagreement over transfer policy.

Keith Millen has been in caretaker charge, with Palace’s only win so far this season coming with a 3-0 victory over Walsall in the Capital One Cup last night.

Neil Warnock factfile

1948: Born Sheffield, December 1.

Warnock spent an 11-year career in the lower leagues where he played for Chesterfield, Rotherham, Hartlepool, Scunthorpe, Aldershot, Barnsley, York and Crewe.

1981: Enters management with Northern Premier League side Gainsborough Trinity and then moves on to Burton.

1985: Moves on to Scarborough who secure promotion into the Football League.

1989: Joins Notts County and guides them from the old Third Division to the First Division in successive seasons.

1993: Joins Huddersfield.

1995: Wins fourth promotion in nine seasons, taking the Terriers into the First Division.

1996: Becomes manager of Plymouth and wins promotion via the play-offs.

1997: Takes over at Oldham in March, but spends just 15 months in charge and suffers relegation.

1998: Appointed Bury boss in succession to Stan Ternent, but they are relegated and he leaves after 18 months.

1999: December 2 - Takes up the manager’s position at Sheffield United after Adrian Heath steps down at Bramall Lane.

2002: April 5 - the Football Association issue six charges relating to incidents during the Sheffield United match against West Brom. Warnock charged with improper conduct after the game is abandoned with the Blades reduced to six men and the Baggies leading 3-0 in ‘the Battle of Bramall Lane’.

2002: May 2 - Warnock cleared but found guilty of misconduct in relation to the fourth official during the West Brom game. Handed a reprimand and a £300 fine.

2003: January - Takes United to semi-finals of the League Cup before losing 3-2 on aggregate to Liverpool.

April 13 - Warnock’s team lose 1-0 to Arsenal in FA Cup semi-final.

May 26: Lose to Wolves in the play-off final at Millennium Stadium. Warnock banished from touchline after confronting referee Steve Bennett in players’ tunnel at half-time.

2006: April 15 - Following the Blades’ win at Cardiff the previous night, Leeds’ inability to beat champions Reading at Elland Road confirms their Yorkshire rivals’ automatic promotion to the Premiership.

April 18 - Sent to the stands by referee Graham Poll during the 1-1 draw with Leeds at Bramall Lane following an altercation with Leeds boss Kevin Blackwell.

May 18 - Given a six-match touchline ban, four of which were suspended, and a £1,000 fine following the incident against Leeds at Bramall Lane.

August 19 - Oversees his first game as a Premier League manager, a 1-1 draw with Liverpool at Bramall Lane.

September 22 - Takes charge of his 1,000th game as a manager when the Blades lose 3-0 against Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium.

2007: May 11 - Announces he has turned down a new two-year contract offer.

May 13 - Sheffield United are relegated by one goal on goal difference following a 2-1 defeat by Wigan and West Ham’s 1-0 win at Manchester United.

May 16 - Leaves Sheffield United.

October 11 - Unveiled as new Crystal Palace manager.

2008: May - Leads Palace to the Championship play-offs where they are beaten in the semi-finals by Bristol City.

2010: January 28 - Palace are deducted 10 points by the Football League for going into administration.

March 1 - Appointed manager of QPR on a three-and-half-year contract after a compensation package was agreed with Palace.

2011: May - Secures promotion to the Premier League after QPR win the Championship.

August - Malaysian business tycoon Tony Fernandes completes his takeover of QPR.

2012: January 8 - Sacked as manager of QPR.

February 18 - Confirmed as the new manager of Leeds.

2013: April 1 - Leaves Leeds following a 2-1 home defeat to Derby, leaving them 12th in the table, eight points off the play-offs.

2014: August 27 - Appointed manager of Crystal Palace on a two-year deal.