Warnock rules himself out of manager’s job

Neil Warnock has ruled himself out of the Wednesday manager’s job.

He had been on Milan Mandaric’s shortlist of five for the job but he told talkSPORT Radio this morning: “I did speak to Milan Mandaric last night and I think we both realised then that it wasn’t going to be.

“When Milan phoned me originally, I did tell him it would be pretty much  impossible to manage Sheffield Wednesday when I’m a Blade, but he asked me to  have time to think about it.

“No disrespect to the other candidates, but he wanted me to try and keep them  up. He has tried to bring me in as his manager about four times over the last 20  years so I have got a lot of respect for him.

“I have been really pleased about the number of people in Sheffield – Sheffield Wednesday fans as well – that wanted me. But I think it’s time to put  myself to bed.

“I spoke to Milan last night and we both realised that it wasn’t the right  time. I don’t think it was going to benefit anybody by dragging it on.”