Huddersfield confirm new one-year deal for Neil Warnock, with veteran boss set to celebrate his 75th birthday in the dugout after leading Championship side to safety
- Neil Warnock has signed a one-year contract extension at Huddersfield Town
- The veteran manager decided to extend his stay at the Championship club
- Huddersfield supporters celebrated Warnock’s decision to remain in Yorkshire
Neil Warnock has announced he will be staying at Huddersfield Town for ‘one more year’ after the club confirmed he had agreed to extend his deal.
Mail Sport revealed on Tuesday that Warnock was set to put pen-to-paper on a new one-year contract at the Championship outfit.
The Englishman came out of retirement in February and was successful in steering Huddersfield away from relegation as the club finished 18th in the second-tier.
Warnock’s decision to extend his time in Yorkshire was announced in a social media video that showcased a series of flip-book style pictures covering some of his best moments at the club last season.
Wednesday’s announcement marks the continuation of his second spell at the club after managing Huddersfield for the first time between 1993-95.
Neil Warnock has confirmed he has signed a new one-year contract extension at Huddersfield Town
Warnock helped steer Huddersfield clear of Championship relegation last season
Warnock was set to return to retirement following the end of the season but has U-turned on his decision following talks with the club’s new owner, American businessman Kevin Nagle.
The 74-year-old confirmed his decision to stay on in a tweet to his 227,000 followers that read ‘one more year…#UTT’.
Warnock will maintain his status as the Championship’s oldest manager and will celebrate his 75th birthday in the dugout on December 1.
Huddersfield’s decision appears to be popular amongst club supporters who reacted enthusiastically to the social media announcement made on Wednesday morning.
One optimistic fan believes Warnock can oversee the club’s return to the Premier League, posting: ‘Huddersfield’s promotion odds have just gone up.’
Another delighted commenter echoed similar sentiments, adding: ‘Great news. A steady pair of hands in the year of transition it what was needed! Great start Kevin Nagle.’
A further supportive post read: ‘Not a bad idea to be fair because although he’s not everyone’s cup of tea, but he obviously knows the Championship from the back of his hand plus it makes sense as well considering last season’s heroics in terms of avoiding relegation.’