Neil Warnock has change of heart

Neil Warnock has change of heart
Neil Warnock has change of heart on Stoke City and squad that makes him go ‘wow’
Reaction from the John Smith’s Stadium as Neil Warnock bows out as Huddersfield Town manager after draw with Stoke City

Neil Warnock had time for one final surprise as Huddersfield Town manager as he suggested he actually liked Stoke City.


Warnock is stepping down as Huddersfield boss after an entertaining 2-2 draw with Stoke, with the club’s new owners expected to confirm his successor before the end of the week. Darren Moore is widely anticipated to be drafted in.


The 74-year-old had only declared at the weekend how much he would love to go out with a win over Stoke but, having been barracked by a near sell-out following of Stoke fans during the game – and responded with a cheery wave – he’d had a change of heart by full-time.


“It’s a good club, I like Stoke,” he said. “I like Peter Coates, always got on well with him. I don’t know his son but there’s good people there.”

Huddersfield Town manager Neil Warnock celebrates Matty Pearson's opening goal against Stoke City


Huddersfield vs Stoke City


Huddersfield took the lead through Matty Pearson but Stoke went ahead thanks to goals from Daniel Johnson and Ben Wilmot before Jack Rudoni forced the draw.

Warnock was impressed with Stoke’s quality.

He said: “I thought it was a decent game with plenty of action. The injuries made it a bit awkward but I can’t fault our lads.

“You look at the Stoke squad and wow, it’s a good squad isn’t it that? That’s a good result for us to get a draw.


“It wasn’t disappointment to go in level. After their equaliser I was happy to go in at 1-1.”

He added: “Stoke had better players than us but it doesn’t mean you’re going to win. If you’ve got the right attitude, we’ve put the pride back into Huddersfield over the last few months.”

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