Warnock: ‘So close to being Owls manager’

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Former Blades boss Neil Warnock claims that had Sheffield Wednesday lost against Leicester on Tuesday, he would probably have been the Owls manager for today’s game, and that he was offered the job twice previously.

In his newspaper column in The Independent, Warnock adds: “However Stuart Gray steered Wednesday to a terrific win and that gave myself and Milan [Mandaric] a bit more time to step back and look at the situation.While there had been some supportive fans there were also some noisy, critical ones. - Sky Sports had rounded up some outside the ground. It made good TV, I guess, though they would have had better analysis speaking to people at the Sheffield Star or Radio Sheffield.”

Warnock also says that he has been offered the Wednesday job twice previously. “On both occasions - once before I managed United, once after, I was working elsewhere and happy to stay.” This time he says to spoke to Mandaric late on Thursday night “and we decided we’d put the story to bed.” He says he had spoken to Wednesdayite and former England cricket captain Michael Vaughan “and he was very positive.”