By Harvey Byrne
Neil Warnock has been named as the manager of Cardiff on Wednesday morning – and Aston Villa fans took to Twitter to express their relief that he wouldn’t become their next boss.
The Midlands club are currently on the search for a new manager after Roberto Di Matteo lost his job on Monday morning.
A number of names have been linked, which include’s Huddersfield David Wagner and unemployed duo Steve Bruce and Ryan Giggs.
Warnock was also out of work before the announcement and naturally his name was linked with an outside chance of becoming the next manager at Villa Park.
However, with the experienced boss now taking charge in the Welsh capital fans of the Midlands side took to social media to share their relief.
Here are a selection of their messages on Twitter:
My heart didn't skip a beat when I saw Warnock trending. Having Round and Little on board is a great comfort. #AVFC
— Duncan Woods (@the__DAW) October 5, 2016
— James Scott (@Jamesscott1978) October 5, 2016
Right thats Warnock in a job, so its not him. #avfc
— Villa Mad (@VillaMad3) October 5, 2016
#avfc Thank God Warnock has gone to Cardiff….. at least he won't be thrown up as a contender!
— Mark (@Thejourneyman01) October 5, 2016
— Sean O'Grady (@villafanalways) October 4, 2016
Warnock will do well at Cardiff. Wouldnt have liked him at Villa but makes teams harder to beat and Ive been wrong about all recent managers
— Thom (@ThomIsMe) October 5, 2016
Warnock, 67, has a 36-year career in management, starting with Gainsborough Trinity in 1980.
He has taken charge of seven promotions, most recently with QPR in the 2010-11 season, where he won the Championship title at the London club.
Villa are currently placed 19th in England’s second tier after suffering relegation last season.
Steve Clarke has been appointed as the caretaker manager following Di Matteo’s sacking and they will face Midlands rivals Wolves after the international break.