Former Leeds and QPR boss Neil Warnock opens up to Sporting Chapters

Last Updated: 16/07/13 8:42am

Neil Warnock won seven promotions and took Notts County, Sheffield United and QPR to the top tier of English football during his managerial career - however, he endured plenty of blows along the way.

From run-ins, relegations and the stress of managing clubs during takeovers, Warnock has not had things all his own way - and he's not been shy to air his thoughts either.

Now, having left Leeds United in April and revealing his time in the dugout may be over, Warnock is releasing a tell-all tale about his time as a manager entitled 'The Gaffer'.

Sporting Chapters spoke to Warnock about his book and the one-time Scunthorpe and Hartlepool winger had his say on:

- His decision to move into management after hanging up his boots in 1979 and his development as a coach before taking the reigns at his boyhood club, Sheffield United

- Taking the Blades to the Premier League and then suffering the heart-break of relegation when Carlos Tevez's controversial role at West Ham led to a long-running legal dispute

- Relationships with his players, from his man mangement of Adel Taarabt at QPR to his decision to sign El Hadji Diouf for Leeds, despite previously calling him a 'sewer rat'

- The stress of managing sides experiencing administration or being taken over - and how he ended up paying for a player's medical bills and the team coach out of his own pocket at one club

Check out Sporting Chapters chat with Neil Warnock by clicking on the video above