Warnock: "It's great to see everyone smiling"
Cardiff City FC manager Neil Warnock spoke with iFollow Cardiff City on Tuesday, expressing his delight after signing a new two-year deal at Cardiff City Stadium.
“It was great that both parties could agree," the Gaffer began. "While I’m wanted and while the fans are right behind me then I’ll give it my best shot.
“I’ve enjoyed it since I’ve come here. It’s great to see everyone smiling, and long may it continue.
“Managers love to be loved, and I’m no different to anyone else. Mehmet, Vincent, Ken and the supporters have given me the opportunity of getting that eighth promotion – which I’m desperate to do before I retire.
“Everybody is behind us. It’s a good time to do this with 12 games to go. Everyone knows now that I’m committed to this Club and whatever division we’re in I hope we can strengthen and have a strong campaign again next season.”
The Yorkshireman has been in charge at Cardiff City Stadium since October 5th, 2016 - taking the Bluebirds from second bottom (23rd) on that day, to our current position of second in the Sky Bet Championship.
“People are proud of the Bluebirds. People are glad to be associated with us. They go away from home knowing that we’ll give everything, win or lose and it is great to get the backing of the fans like that. We’re going to need your support between now and the end of the season with some tough games ahead.
“You look at the games coming up and people may categorise some as easy and some as difficult, but that just isn’t the case in the Championship. People are either fighting for their lives at the bottom, fighting for the play-offs or fighting for automatic promotion. There is always something on these games. We will lose a game – but we just have to react and win the game after that. Same as we won't get too carried away with victories. I don’t think the table has ever been this close. I’m loving every minute of it. I want my lads to enjoy it. I thought last Sunday we enjoyed it.
“At the minute I’ve got to pick a team, leave people out and try and keep people fresh. It’s difficult. But they’re such a good group with so much togetherness. When you’ve got that in your squad it is amazing what you can do.”
The Gaffer concluded: “We are very grounded as a group. We said at the start that 16 clean sheets would be enough to get us in the play-offs and as we talk we’re 15 points in front and that is our priority. I think we’ve surprised even our own fans.
"Let’s continue, let’s do the best we can, let’s try and get as many points as possible and enjoy the run in.”