In some ways the news of Neil Warnock’s departure wasn’t a total surprise, opinions had been very mixed recently and last week Tony Fernandes had also reportedly stated that: ‘nobody’s job was safe’. However, the expectation was that Neil Warnock would still have significant funding at his disposal to strengthen the squad.
Neil Warnock will always be remembered for firstly securing our survival in the Championship and then achieving promotion to the Premier League. Furthermore, apart from this initial success he also became a very popular character with R’s fans.
With the arrival of Tony Fernandes and the return of Amit Bhatia, some improvement to the squad was made just before the last transfer deadline and the perception was that the trio worked closely together as a team.
We welcome the fact that his departure appears to have been as amicable as possible in the circumstances and we wish Neil all the very best for the future and also thank him for all that he achieved in his 22 months at the Club.
Steve Russell for the Independent R’s