Paddy Kenny is refusing to rule out the possibility of Neil Warnock making a sensational return to Sheffield United as manager.

Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the ex-Blades goalkeeper claimed that the Middlesbrough boss would be the perfect man to lead the now-relegated cub back to the Premier League next season.

Kenny did, however, admit that that United would likely pursue a younger manager to fill the position vacated by Chris Wilder in March.

Warnock managed the Blades between 1999 and 2007, overseeing promotion to the top-flight at the end of the 2005-06 campaign with Kenny in goal.

The 71-year-old was appointed to his 18th managerial position when he joined Middlesbrough in June.

Kenny urged the club to consider a manager in Warnock’s mould who has a CV filled with success stories in the second tier.

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“They need to get the manager situation sorted,” he told Football Insider correspondent Adam Williams.

“Someone who has got a good track record, who’s got promotions under his belt already, that’s exactly what they need.

“Someone like Neil Warnock, another Chris Wilder-type manager who can motivate people.

“You can never say never with Neil. Sheffield United need someone like him who has been there, done that and bought the t-shirt.

“But they might well go down the route of signing a younger manager.”

Warnock’s Boro side have struggled in the Championship of late.

They are without a win in their last five matches and can no longer reach the play-offs.

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