Neil Warnock rejected chance to manage Chelsea


Neil Warnock rejected Chelsea job (©GettyImages)

Crystal Palace boss Neil Warnock has revealed that he rejected the opportunity to manage Chelsea, despite being offered the job by former Blues’ chairman Ken Bates back in 1992.
The 65-year-old, who came out of retirement to take the Palace job in August, told reporters that while Bates’ plans for Chelsea were exciting, he was keen to stick with Notts County instead.
Warnock reveals why he snubbed Chelsea
“I got the Chelsea job offered to me. Stamford Bridge was falling to pieces but Ken came out with this model of the ground with skyscrapers and hotels,” Warnock told The Daily Telegraph. “Ken said: ‘This will be it in five years.’ I said: ‘Ken, do you honestly think I’ll be here in five years working for you?’ He laughed his head off. Ken was good company.
“I was tempted by Chelsea but I’ve always been a bit loyal, daft as it sounds. I was at Notts County, I took the lads up from bottom of the Third Division in those days to the top flight in two years. It was a miracle really. They all came to see me and their families. So I said: ‘OK I’ll stop here.’ Six months later I got the sack!”                                                                                       SEE FULL STORY HERE
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