Neil Warnock’s career in pictures

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Neil Warnock, who celebrates his 70th birthday on Saturday, has spent half his life as a manager at 12 different Football League clubs.

The Yorkshireman holds the record for the most promotions in the Football League – eight – having guided Cardiff to the top flight in May this year.

Here, Press Association Sport takes a look back at Warnock’s career in pictures.

Pilgrims’ progress – promotion number five

Neil Warnock, second right, celebrates with his Plymouth players at Wembley after winning promotion to the old Second Division via the play-offs in 1996
Neil Warnock, second right, celebrates with his Plymouth players at Wembley after winning promotion to the old Second Division in 1996 (David Cheskin/PA)

Triple whammy bruises Blades

Warnock applauds Sheffield United's fans during the FA Cup semi-final defeat to Arsenal in 2003
Warnock applauds Sheffield United’s fans during the FA Cup semi-final defeat to Arsenal in 2003 (Stephen Pond/PA)

The ‘Battle of Bramall Lane’

Referee Eddie Wolstenholme is caught in the middle of a melee during the 'Battle of Bramall Lane' in 2002
Referee Eddie Wolstenholme is caught in the middle of a melee during the ‘Battle of Bramall Lane’ in 2002 (PA)

Hometown hero delivers Premier League

Warnock, front left, won promotion to the Premier League with hometown club Sheffield United in 2006
Warnock, front left, won promotion to the Premier League with hometown club Sheffield United in 2006 (Nigel Roddis/PA)

Tevez saga left bitter taste

Carlos Tevez turns away after scoring West Ham's winner at Old Trafford on the final day of the 2006/7 season
Carlos Tevez turns away after scoring West Ham’s winner at Old Trafford on the final day of the 2006/7 season (Martin Rickett/PA)

Hoops make it Magnificent Seven

Warnock helps lift the Championship trophy as QPR win promotion in 2011
Warnock helps lift the Championship trophy as QPR win promotion in 2011 (Anthony Devlin/PA)

Leeds job a poisoned chalice

Warnock had few reasons to smile during his 14-month tenure at Elland Road
Warnock had few reasons to smile during his 14-month tenure at Elland Road (Martin Rickett/PA)

Warnock works wonders for Millers

Warnock called on all his experience to keep Rotherham in the Sky Bet Championship
Warnock called on all his experience to keep Rotherham in the Sky Bet Championship (Barrington Coombs/PA)

‘Old school boss’ tells it straight

Warnock, centre, currently works as a television pundit for BT Sport
Warnock, centre, currently works as a television pundit for BT Sport (Nick Potts/PA)

Bluebirds’ triumph trumps the lot

Warnock, third from right, celebrates with his Cardiff players after winning promotion to the Premier League in May
Warnock, third from right, celebrates with his Cardiff players after winning promotion to the Premier League in May (Simon Galloway/PA)

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