Neil Warnock: I was nearly Hearts manager in Romanov days

Cardiff City boss Neil Warnock has revealed he almost became manager of Hearts.

Thursday, 8th June 2017, 6:29 am
Neil Warnock, pictured, says he 'couldn't make head nor tail' of former Hearts owner Vladimir Romanov

The Englishman, who yesterday swooped to sign Tynecastle star Callum Paterson on a three-year deal, was interviewed for the manager’s job during Vladimir Romanov’s tenure in Gorgie but, unsurprisingly, could not relate to the Russian in charge or any of his associates.

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“I nearly went up there to Hearts when the eastern European guy was in charge,” admitted Warnock. “I couldn’t make head nor tail of him, though. I thought I had a chance of the job and I fancied it because we have a place in Dunoon.

“I spoke to him and his associates but things were changing from one day to the next. I thought, after all my experiences and problems with so many different chairman, I didn’t feel it was the time in my life to take on another one like that. It was 2011 or 2012 if I remember right.

“They’re a good club, though, and the owner, Ann [Budge], has done a decent job there.”