Neil Warnock reflects on emotional night at Reading and discusses QPR future

PUBLISHED: 07:50 04 December 2015

QPR interim head coach Neil Warnock looks on during Saturday's 0-0 draw with Preston

QPR interim head coach Neil Warnock looks on during Saturday's 0-0 draw with Preston


QPR are now preparing for life under Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink but Neil Warnock admitted his final match was an emotional one.

The 67-year-old has steadied the ship since stepping in following Chris Ramsey’s departure and his captain’s late winner means he steps aside to allow the former Chelsea frontman into the hot seat having overseen back-to-back wins.

And Warnock revealed knowing this was going to be his final match as Rangers boss made him realise how much he will miss being a football manager.

“It has been a difficult 24 hours because I didn’t expect this was going to be the last game,” he explained “So it turned out to be quite strange today.

“I asked them to give me everything they’d got and they did didn’t they? Sandro has never run like that in his life! It was emotional when they chanted my name at the end.

“QPR is a proper football club and close to my heart and you couldn’t’ really write a script like that.

“All the lads gave us a hug in the dressing room. It has been an emotional night for me and them.

“You don’t realise how you miss it. I miss the Leeds fans calling me names, I’m not a banker! I missed that.

“That’s the part I miss and the training ground banter and jokes. I have had a lot of satisfaction after the weeks I’ve had here.”

Speaking in his post-match press conference Warnock would not rule out a future role with Rangers but for now he will be heading back to his Cornwall base Friday.

“I’ve no idea,” he admitted when asked about staying on at Loftus Road in another role.

“Les Ferdinand (director of football) just said thank you tonight.

“At the moment I’ve finished and off to Cornwall. And then we’ll see what happens in the next few weeks, I’ve really enjoyed it.”

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