Palace Get Warnock
No surprise, given the media reports that Palace chairman Simon Jordan was making approaches last week, while Peter Taylor was still nominally in charge, but now it’s official: Neil Warnock is the new Palace manager. Reports the BBC,
“Warnock, who had been out of work since resigning from the Blades at the end of last season, said: “This will be my last job. And I can offer a lot.
“The chairman Simon Jordan and I are ambitious people who want to achieve.”
Jordan added: “I chose Neil because he is a winner, he has a desire to be successful and he leads.”
The 58-year-old Warnock has enjoyed six promotions during his 21-year managerial career.
Crystal Palace have ‘enjoyed’ plenty promotions in the last 21 years. Unfortunately, we’ve ‘enjoyed’ just as many relegations too.
Only time will tell if Warnock can turn the team into that which the club deserves. If he can’t, what the hell does Jordan do from here? I can’t even name all the managers he’s been through thus far. (Coppell, Bruce, Francis, Dowie, Taylor… who am I missing?) So here’s hoping. It’s been a miserable last couple of years to be a Palace fan. The only thing worse than failure is mediocrity. And while we’ve gotten used to the former at Palace, we seriously hate the latter.