Date: 10th July 2010 at 6:25pm
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On the eve of the World Cup final, former York City winger and current Queens Park Rangers boss Neil Warnock states he wants to be the next manager of England.

Warnock managed only one totally unmemorable start for the Minstermen against one of his former clubs Barnsley on a foggy and cold November afternoon in 1978.

York lost that day 1-0 and Warnock also saw his own brief Bootham Crescent career rapidly disappearing into the shadowy mists of time.

But the regularly controversial and plain-speaking Yorkshireman has since gone on to carve out an always colourful managerial career at a whole host of different clubs, including Notts County, Huddersfield Town, Sheffield United and Crystal Palace.

And prior to that he steered York’s local rivals Scarborough into the Football League – which was probably his greatest feat, but now over two decades ago.

Writing for the Independent, Warnock cited that current national boss Fabio Capello had probably got another two years and then FA leaders would be looking for an Englishman as his replacement.

And he believes that if he can get QPR promoted this season and follow it up with a European place twelve months later, he could be the man that they finally turn too.

“As daft as it sounds I want to be the next England manager. I know, I have no international or Champions League experience, but I really don’t think that is so crucial,” he said.

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