Neil Warnock: 'I turned down Wolverhampton Wanderers job'

Neil Warnock
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Neil Warnock claims that he rejected the chance to manage Wolves before taking charge at Leeds United.

Neil Warnock has claimed that he turned down the chance to manage Wolverhampton Wanderers before taking his current position at Leeds United.

Warnock was linked with the Wolves post following Mick McCarthy's sacking in February, but assistant boss Terry Connor was eventually given the job on a caretaker basis.

The 63-year-old has admitted that he was on the verge of moving to Molineux before Leeds chairman Ken Bates offered him the hotseat at Elland Road.

"I would have taken [the Wolves job]. I wanted the opportunity to keep them up," says Warnock.

"It was an opportunity but when I went to speak to them I was driving there and the chairman rang me. He didn't want to interview me. He just said 'come over and join us.'"

Leeds begin their Championship campaign against Wolves on Saturday.

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