EXCLUSIVE: Warnock named United’s new manager

New Leeds United manager Neil Warnock.

New Leeds United manager Neil Warnock.

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NEIL WARNOCK has this morning been confirmed as the new manager of Leeds United, the Yorkshire Post can confirm, writes Richard Sutcliffe.

As tipped in this morning’s newspaper, the 63-year-old has accepted United’s offer to take charge.

His initial deal is heavily incentivised in the hope Leeds can force their way back into the promtion race.

Official confirmation is expected some time today but the Yorkshire Post has been told Warnock has said ‘yes’ after deciding to take the Leeds job ahead of Premier League Wolverhampton Wanderers.

The former Sheffield United manager met Wolves owner Steve Morgan on Thursday night and was expected to pip Steve Bruce and Alan Curbishley to the Molineux hotseat.

But the lure of Leeds and a return to his native Yorkshire has proved too much, meaning Warnock will be at today’s derby clash with Doncaster Rovers.

He will meet the players ahead of kick-off before taking full charge on Monday.

Leeds sit six points adrift of the play-offs following back-to-back defeats under caretaker manager Neil Redfearn.

For full story and reaction from Elland Road, read Richard Sutcliffe in Monday’s Yorkshire Post newspaper.

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