Neil Warnock has been appointed the new manager of Scottish side Aberdeen until the end of the season.
“Neil Warnock has been appointed manager until the end of the current season by which time the Club will have concluded a wide-ranging review of the football operation,” confirmed a statement on the club’s official website.
“Neil joins Aberdeen FC, along with his assistant Ronnie Jepson, and will take the team for the match against Rangers at Ibrox on Tuesday. Peter Leven will continue in his role as first team coach.
“Neil has been in the dugout for over 40 years, covering almost 2,000 matches – the most of any manager in the history of English professional football.”
Commenting on his arrival at Pittodrie, Warnock said: “I’m really looking forward to the challenge here at Aberdeen. I’ve made no secret of the fact I’ve always wanted to manage in Scotland so when I spoke to Dave and Alan and they asked me to help out it just felt like the right opportunity.
“By all accounts there is a good group of lads here and it’s my job now to get the best out of them. Aberdeen is a big club with clear ambition and I’m hoping that during my time here the supporters will get behind the team and I can put a smile on their faces.”
In his managerial career, that has taken him to 15 different clubs including Sheffield United, Leeds Utd, Crystal Palace, QPR, Cardiff City, Middlesbrough and, most recently, Huddersfield Town, he’s had a remarkable eight promotions at seven different clubs – another English Football League record, including leading three different teams to the English Premier League.