Cardiff City manager Neil Warnock has admitted that he has always had a “wish” to manage Hearts or Hibs and try to rival Rangers and Celtic at the top of the Scottish Premiership.

The Championship legend will retire at the end of the season and is no stranger to Scotland or Scottish football having a home in Dunoon and being spotted at a number of games in the past.

CARDIFF, WALES - MARCH 10: Greg Halford of Cardiff City(L) and Neil Warnock, Manager of Cardiff City celebrate victory during the Sky Bet Championship match between Cardiff City and Birmingham City at the Cardiff City Stadium on March 10, 2018 in Cardiff, Wales.

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Warnock revealed that the prospect of being “neighbours” with the Old Firm “appeals”

“I’ve always fancied one of them – Hibs and Hearts,” Warnock told the Edinburgh Evening News.

 

“It appeals to me up there with them being neighbours.

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“No disrespect to the big two but I’ve always been an underdog and I’ve always thought: ‘I wish I could get a club up there and get a team to rival Celtic and Rangers’.”

GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - OCTOBER 07: Ovie Ejaria of Rangers runs away from Arnaud Djoum of Heart of Midlothian during the Scottish Ladbrokes Premiership match between Rangers and Hearts at Ibrox Stadium on October 7, 2018 in Glasgow, Scotland.

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The 70-year-old has had a legendary career in England’s second-tier and is now set to call it quits after a 50-plus-year career as a player and coach.

With Hearts and Hibs both struggling at the start of the season, there might just be an opportunity for Warnock to fulfil his wish before he does retire.

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