Legendary Premier League manager looks unrecognisable in throwback pics as players tell him to bring back flares
A LEGENDARY Premier League manager has stunned fans in throwback pictures showing him wearing a top hat.
The gaffer has made his name not just in the top flight of English football but all around the EFL.
His long managerial career started all the way back in 1980 and his successful time in the dugout has seen him win eight promotions with various clubs.
Few bosses can rival that level of success in getting teams up and he even has a knack of rescuing sides from relegation.
Just ask Huddersfield fans who have seen this well-known footy manager arrive in February and put them within a point of survival.
The man in question is of course Neil Warnock who sat down with SunSport to reveal his managerial secrets.
The 74-year-old even shared some old photos that will likely leave fans with their jaws on the floor.
Warnock can be seen in one throwback pic wearing a black top hat and an old-fashioned red jacket.
The young, fresh-faced Warnock looks timid and unassuming as he poses for the camera, which makes a complete contrast to his gruff and hardened image of today.
Another old black-and-white snap also shows Warnock, who was a winger in his playing days, pictured with big bushy hair and a full beard.
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He appears to be wearing his York City kit while grimacing at the camera.
Despite his old-school persona, Warnock is not in favour of returning to the fashions of his youth.
He told SunSport: “I wouldn’t bring back flares although one of the lads told me, ‘Gaffer, they’re returning!’”
Warnock first managed Gainsborough Trinity in 1980, the first of 19 clubs he would take over during his astonishing career.
It appeared as though Middlesbrough would be his last last club after he announced his retirement in 2022.
But he surprisingly came out of retirement to take over at relegation-threatened Huddersfield in February.
He has successfully revived the Terriers and yesterday’s win at Cardiff leaves them within touching distance of Championship safety.