Neil Warnock is former football player turned manager and is the current manager of Cardiff City. A proficient footballing personality, Warnock has also established a career as a television and radio pundit adding to his already impressive skillset. The winger who played 327 matches of professional football has gone on to manage for over 35 years following his retirement as a player.
A controversial personality that is also a qualified referee, Neil Warnock is famous for his outbursts and disagreements of which he has had many in his differing roles within the game. The 2011 BBC London Sports Personality of the Year, Neil Warnock is a sought after football speaker that appears at events and functions across the UK specialising in leadership and managerial presentations.
A record holder, Neil Warnock has been involved in the most promotions (8) in football, these accomplishments and success allow Warnock to be perfectly placed to share anecdotes on progression and excellence within the game while working as a football speaker. As a player, Neil Warnock played for Chesterfield United, Rotherham United, Hartlepool United, Scunthorpe United, Aldershot, Barnsley, York City and Crewe Alexandra scoring 36 goals in league appearances. Retiring in 1979 at the age of 30 to transition into coaching, Neil Warnock shares his greatest experiences and learning from his career as a player and in particularly discusses the drive and determination required to prosper within the professional game.
Warnock's first managerial role came with non-League Gainsborough Trinity however he would subsequently go on to manage Burton Albion and Scarborough where he led the latter to promotion to the Football League. These successes led to both interest and demand from Notts County where he once again excelled to mastermind the club progression from the Third Division to the First Division in successive seasons, though he was sacked after the club were relegated the season before the First Division became the Premier League.
A surprisingly and harsh dismissal from the club, during his work as a football speaker Neil explains his emergence in management while expressing the trials and tribulations he faced following his demise. Warnock went on to have a brief spell at Torquay United before once again moving to Huddersfield Town with whom he once again won promotion to the new First Division. Resigning shortly after the triumph, a new challenge beckoned at Plymouth Argyle with yet another promotion following. Further spells followed with Oldham Athletic and Bury however Neil Warnock remained in search of a more permanent fixture, a frustration he eloquently shares during his work as a football speaker.
A more permanent role was exactly what followed as Warnock joined boyhood club Sheffield United in 1999. Delighted to be back at his old club, Warnock led the team to the semi-finals of the League Cup and FA Cup in 2003 before gaining promotion to the Premier League in 2006.
A remarkable and unforgettable experience, during his performances as a football speaker Neil expresses the keys that led to such a resounding triumph with great passion and adulation. Joining Crystal Palace shortly after, Neil expertly guided the club to safety however administration would see the wonderful manager to join Queens Park Rangers where he famously won promotion to the Premier League with the club in 2011. A wonderful achievement, Warnock deliberates the fundamentals to the clubs success along with sharing the managerial and leadership acumen he utilised to both motivate and inspire his players.
Going on to hold various posts at a number of clubs following arguably his greatest achievement in management, Neil Warnock was announced as the manager of Cardiff City in 2016 and expertly guided the team to promotion and in doing so became the first person to ever be involved in 8 promotions, a monumental effort that he proudly reflects upon during his work as a football speaker.
An expert in his field and still actively involved in the game, Neil Warnock is a tremendous football speaker that has an abundance of knowledge and expertise to share with guests allowing him to engage and resonate with individuals from all walks of life.
A figure that has also been involved in extensive calamity and controversy during his life within the game, Neil Warnock is also able to entertain guests with hilarious and insightful stories from his battles within the game. A record breaker and well respected figure, Neil Warnock is available to hire as a football speaker for events and dinners across the nation.