Neil Warnock walked away from Leeds United last night after a 2-1 home defeat to Derby County effectively ended their promotion chances.
Warnock had always maintained he would leave if Leeds did not achieve promotion from the npower Championship this season and with relegation fears now more relevant than Premier League hopes, the club announced his departure in a statement shortly after.
Academy coach Neil Redfearn has been placed in temporary charge of the side with the club adding that he would do so until a “permanent appointment” was made. Warnock’s long-time assistants, Ronnie Jepson and Mick Jones, have also left Elland Road.
Warnock took over the Leeds reins from Simon Grayson in February last year was in charge for 63 games, saying it would be his last job and would be aiming for a record eighth promotion.
He has yet to confirm if he will stick to his initial plan to retire but has recently stated his aim to take on a director of football role at another club.