WARNOCK EXCITED

Leeds United manager Neil Warnock has said that he is extremely happy with the pre-season and is very much looking forward to the start of the new season. Neil Warnock was given the task of getting Leeds United promoted to the Premier league, but he could not make any changes to the team in the final few months after his arrival.

However, the former QPR manager has made some significant changes to the team in the summer transfer window that has seen them gone undefeated in the pre-season so far. Speaking after the 1-0 win over Burton, the manager has said that he is keen to start the new season with this confidence.

The new Championship season will be starting in the next few days and Leeds United will undoubtedly be one of the favourites for the promotion spots. However, this season is going to be extremely tough for promotion in the Championship due to the presence of many high-profile clubs like Bolton Wanderers and Blackburn Rovers. Further, the former Premier league clubs like Middlesbrough and Hull city are also likely to be in contention for promotion. Yet, Neil Warnock has seen enough to suggest that Leeds United will be a major contender in the new season.

“The new lads got a game and that was important. And the vibe is great – its almost as if we’ve got Rio Ferdinand signed! You wouldn’t have thought that they were new to the team. They settled in straight away. We’re still lacking a few goals, but we’ve improved every time we’ve played. I thought it was a good work-out, no holds barred and nobody holding back. It’s looking quite promising at the minute,” said the former QPR manager after the 1-0 win over Burton. Leeds United will be taking on Wolverhampton Wanderers in the opening match of the season, which is going to be extremely tough according to the manager Neil Warnock.

LEES SIGNS FOR WARNOCK

Leeds United defender Tom Lees has said that manager Neil Warnock was one of the main reasons for him to sign a contract extension with the club. Tom Lees has been linked with a move elsewhere from Leeds United in the last couple of months, but with the arrival of former QPR manager Neil Warnock has persuaded him to stay at the club.

The 21-year-old recently signed a four-year contract that will see his stay at Elland Road being extended. Tom Lees had three more years remaining on his current contract prior to signing this new deal.

He has also said that Neil Warnock convinced him to stay at the club, while he has also expressed his confidence that he will be able to start many matches for the club next season. Tom Lees could come extremely close to leaving the club after making a huge impression on the scouts this season.

It is ironical considering that he signed a new three-year deal only in September. Neil Warnock’s arrival could not prevent Leeds United from slipping out from the race for the play-offs. However, they are expected to strengthen a lot in the summer, while they are also going to keep a number of players like Tom Lees.

“The way that he is speaking and the things that he is saying about going forward, I liked what I heard – he told me I could be the next Jack Wilshere – so I am now looking forward to seeing how it progresses and I am looking forward to next season. It is nice to be offered a new deal and I cannot thank the manager enough. He has been a really big influence in the time that he has been at the club. He has only been here a short time but I feel like I have learnt a lot,” said Lees.

WARNOCK WANTS CHANGE

Leeds United manager Neil Warnock has said that he will be making extensive changes to the team in the summer in order to make the club more competitive when it comes to their aim of achieving promotion to the Premier league next season. Leeds United failed to make it into the play-offs this season after a disappointing end to the season. Neil Warnock was appointed in the place of Simon Grayson, as the board at Leeds United lost patience in the latter efforts to take Leeds United to the top flight of English football. Even though Warnock arrived at a perfect time, he was not able to get Leeds to the play-offs.

Just as the Championship season has concluded, Warnock has said that he will be having a massive job in the summer when it comes to rebuilding the team. Warnock has said that the team demands three things – pace, power, and energy. The former QPR manager also said that the current squad lacks in the following things, which has called for extensive changes in the summer. Leeds were defeated in the final Championship game of the season against Leicester City. The 2-1 defeat meant that the club had suffered 11 home defeats throughout the season.

“I know the players I want and I’ve already got one in line who I’m pleased with. I’ve got to find the sort of players who will revel here – who’ll enjoy games at Elland Road like I do on the bench. I need to be able to rely on people and that’s not been the case. It’s almost like the fans have put their eggs in one basket with me. It’s like they trust me and that’s a fabulous feeling to have,” Warnock said after the Leicester City match. Leeds finished the season in the 14th position.

WARNOCK STICKS BY SQUAD

Leeds United manager Neil Warnock has said that he will not be bringing in a number of players to the club over the next few months. Leeds United have already brought in a number of players using the loan system, and the manager has said that he does not plan to bring in any more.

Leeds United have been chasing promotion all season and they recently sacked manager Simon Grayson in their quest to do so. Former QPR manager Neil Warnock was immediately appointed in place of Simon Grayson. He has taken upon a Leeds United side that is currently in the 10th position in the table, many points behind the play-off position, which realistically seems to be the target as of now.

However, Leeds United have just one victory to show in the last few matches and the pressure is certainly on Neil Warnock to deliver the results. There have been calls for Leeds United to sign players from bigger clubs from the Premier league on a loan deal, but the manager has recently said that he does not plan to bring in any more players on a loan deal. Neil Warnock has said that the commitment shown by the loan players is one of the main reasons for him to not look at the prospect of loan players being solution to the club’s problems.

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LEEDS LOOKING AT WARNOCK

Leeds united have moved in swiftly to replace the sacked Simon Grayson, as they step up their efforts to qualify for the play-off position. Leeds United recently sacked Simon Grayson after a run of poor results that has seen them drop out of the contention for the play-offs position.

Leeds United chairman Ken Bates has made it extremely clear that it would be the most important objective of the season. After the heavy defeat suffered at the hands of Birmingham city, Ken Bates decided to act swiftly by sacking manager Simon Grayson on February 1. Since then, Leeds United have been without a manager and the arrival of Neil Warnock will be seen as a great opportunity for them to push to the play-offs position.

Neil Warnock was also recently sacked by Premier league club QPR. Despite having done a great job with QPR, the London club decided to remove Neil Warnock from his position after not seeing him as the perfect candidate to spend around £ 20 million in the January transfer window. Mark Hughes was appointed in place of Neil Warnock. After taking over as manager of Leeds United, Neil Warnock has said that he is of the opinion that there is one big challenge left in him and it is that of taking Leeds United to the Premier league.

“I feel I have one big challenge left in me and believe Leeds is a club that should be in the Premier League. I want to be the man who is able to deliver this for a set of fans who never cease to amaze me with their numbers and loyalty,” new Leeds United manager Neil Warnock said after being appointed officially by the club. Leeds United are currently in the 10th place in the championship table.