Mixed reactions after Crystal Palace appoint Neil Warnock as their new manager.
As many began to expect at the end of last week Crystal Palace have returned to a former manager to replace Tony Pulis, but it is not Pulis as many expected.
Instead they have given the role to Neil Warnock, in a shock twist earlier today.
The Eagles first choice was Malky Mackay which, for reasons we do not need to delve into, collapsed at the 11th hour. Then it was believed Tim Sherwood was the man for the job, until he rejected the idea of working at Selhurst Park. Then Glenn Hoddle ruled himself out, as he wanted to focus on his coaching career at QPR and punditry with Sky.
But this morning it was looking like former West Brom boss Steve Clarke would be getting the role, before Warnock was given back the job he held between 2007 and 2010.
Warnock's previous spell with Palace had immediate success surrounded by a devastating financial situation. He guided them to the play-offs in 2007-08 but 2008-09 they finished 15th. By 2009-10 the club was in turmoil and was deducted 10 points after entering administration - which saw them survive relegation by just two points rather than finishing 13th. But it was in the March of that season Warnock left, after administration took hold, it was expected to be his last job in management.
Since then he has took on projects at QPR and Leeds United and is now set to have another romp at the Premier League. So beware those who cross him.
It is also interesting to see how Jason Puncheon gets on after this latest news. He and Warnock do not see eye-to-eye since a loan-spell at QPR for the player under Warnock. After Puncheon missed a penalty against Tottenham in January of this year Warnock stated there was 'no way' he would have 'trusted' Puncheon with a penalty, which he replied to on Twitter:
Crystal Palace's Jason Puncheon will be delighted by the imminent arrival of Neil Warnock as his new manager.... pic.twitter.com/BNvSaPYNNx— Squawka Football (@Squawka) August 27, 2014
And there has been plenty of response on Twitter to the news in general, and the potential clash with Puncheon. One thing it won't be from now on at Selhurst Park is boring, not with Warnock around:
Good luck to Crystal Palace. Good luck to Neil Warnock. Good luck to Jason Puncheon.— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) August 27, 2014
Warnock? Jesus. That really is a terrible appointment by CPFC.— Ash (@dynamowe) August 27, 2014
I’d hoped we’d seen the last of his terrible hair, awful football and refereeing/big club conspiracy theories. But no, Warnock is back.— Craign3ss (@Craign3ss) August 27, 2014
Tbh Warnock isn't such a terrible decision— bums (@JordunBateman) August 27, 2014
If we have picked Warnock over Clarke I will burst into tears, terrible choice if true #cpfc— Ryan Stringer (@Stringerrrrrrr) August 27, 2014
Terrible decision by Parish if Warnock is appointed manager - one way ticket to relegation # Give Zola the Reigns !— Mark Kilkenny (@Kilko01) August 27, 2014
It sad Pullis never relegated & warnock nevet kept teams up in the prem, parish your a disgrace#cpfc#steveparish— jack hapeshis (@1960Jack) August 27, 2014
Appointing Warnock is Parish preparing for life back in The Championship— Tom Williams (@mrtlwilliams) August 27, 2014
Parish said he wanted someone with an 'intimate knowledge of the Premier League' who will be a 'long-term appointment'. That is not Warnock.— Will Taylor (@theunusedsub) August 27, 2014
Thought Parish wanted to take his time and get it right but we're getting Warnock. More recycling at #cpfc than at my local dump!— scott wilford (@wilford1) August 27, 2014
Think Warnock is a good appointment by Palace was unlucky with Sheff U and harshly treated by QPR. Third time lucky #cpfc— Rory Nacey (@RoryNacey) August 27, 2014
I, for one, am happy with the appointment of Neil Warnock. Am starting to feel confident of a good season for us. Best of luck Neil #cpfc— Thom Mulvihill (@ThomMulvihill) August 27, 2014