By Will Butcher
Leeds fans have reacted hilariously on Twitter after it was revealed that Kevin Blackwell and Ronnie Jepson would be joining Neil Warnock at Cardiff City.
Former Leeds boss Warnock has taken the vacant managerial hotseat with the Welsh giants, following the sacking of manager Paul Trollope.
Cardiff revealed on their official Twitter account on Wednesday morning that ex Leeds boss Blackwell and the club’s former assistant manager Jepson had been appointed to Warnock’s backroom staff. Blackwell is the assistant manager and Jepson the first team coach.
Blackwell managed Leeds for two years between 2004 and 2006, and guided the Yorkshire giants to a playoff final before being beaten 3-0 by Watford. It remains the closest Leeds have come to the Premier League since their relegation in 2004.
Former striker Jepson was Warnock’s number two at Elland Road, as well as working with the former Sheffield United boss at Crystal Palace and QPR.
Fans have reacted in amusing fashion on Twitter, with many already apologising for the former Leeds trio being given the reins at the Cardiff City Stadium.
Here are a selection of their tweets:
you have my deepest sympathy
— Jamie Melia (@JamieMelia1) October 5, 2016
— FollowLeeds (@followleeds) October 5, 2016
paddy Kenny will come in as goalkeeping coach,or he'll get him on the pay roll somehow,party organiser!?!
— WeRuleSupreme (@pleaseapparell) October 5, 2016
fire up the roflcopter lads #lufc
— Ted (@BD_Ted) October 5, 2016
I bet Kevin Blackwell tries on all his different coats in front of his wardrobe pretending to that clubs manager #lufc
— Batesy (@BatesyLufc) October 5, 2016
Kevin Blackwell the most qualified man in football
— Armo ????☀️ #NH69 ???????? (@Jordan_Armo) October 5, 2016
Don't worry it will be Kevin Blackwell doing all the work while colin is down on the farm https://t.co/wvJ8UXR0Di
— steve h (@allwaysatwit) October 5, 2016
— Steve Procter (@steveprocter2) October 5, 2016
Blackwell was sacked just four months and eight games into the new season following Leeds’ playoff defeat, leaving Leeds in 23rd position in the 2006/07 campaign.
Warnock managed Leeds alongside Jepson for just over a year after taking over in February 2012. The 67-year-old is now in with his 16th different club in Cardiff, in a managerial career that began 36 years ago with Gainsborough Trinity.
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