Neil Warnock is ‘ready to come out of retirement’ to manage Sunderland after Alex Neil leaves the club

Neil Warnock is ‘ready to come out of retirement’ to manage Sunderland after Alex Neil left the club for Stoke as the 73-year-old looks to extend his management career that started in 1980!

  • Neil Warnock announced his retirement from management nine months ago
  • He holds the records for games managed and promotions won in English football
  • 42 years after his first managerial role, Warnock is now ready for another job

Despite announcing the end of his career as football manager nine months ago, Neil Warnock is now “ready to come out of retirement” to manage Sunderland.

The Black Cats are currently unmanaged after Alex Neil, the man who guided them to the Championship via the play-offs last season, left for Stoke.

Warnock hasn’t made it since he left Middlesbrough nine months ago.

Neil Warnock is ‘ready to come out of retirement’ to take up the job at Sunderland

The post is currently vacant after Alex Neil took charge of Stoke

The post is currently vacant after Alex Neil took charge of Stoke

He broke the record for most games managed in English football at Riverside Stadium with 1,602.

The 73-year-old announced his retirement at the time but may now be set to return 42 years after his first management job at Gainsborough Trinity.

According to reports in The Sun, Warnock has told friends he would jump at the chance to manage Sunderland and sporting director Kristjaan Speakman has expressed his interest.

Sunderland are currently 12th in the Championship after a solid first six games

Sunderland are currently 12th in the Championship after a solid first six games

They also claim that one of the manager’s “biggest regrets” in football was turning down the job at Sunderland in 1992 and he is now trying to make amends.

It’s been a sensible start to the Championship for the newly promoted as they currently sit 12th after six games.

One club in the Sunderland side is hoping for a boost in promotion in the near future and no manager in history has had as many promotions in English football as Warnock’s Eight.

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