Cardiff City manager, Neil Warnock, launched a surprising rant in support of Brexit following his side’s dismal scoreless draw with Huddersfield at the weekend.
The 70-year-old, who recently accused Liverpool of having, “a lack of class”, following Nathaniel Clyne’s decision to join Bournemouth on loan instead of Cardiff City, is determined to strengthen his squad during the transfer window.
During the post-match press conference, Warnock dismissed suggestions that Brexit could hinder Premier League clubs from signing players from abroad before launching into an impassioned speech about the Government’s handling of the issue, saying that should do what the country want them to.
“I think once the country knows what they’re doing and we get an agreement and move on, I think it will be straightforward [to sign players].”
"I think we'll be far better out of the bloody thing. In every aspect. To hell with the rest of the world."?
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“Any transfer window is difficult for me, not just this one.”
“But I don’t know why politicians don’t do what the country wanted if I’m honest. They had a referendum and now we see politicians and everyone else trying to put their foot in it”, Warnock continued.
“Why did we have a referendum in the first bloody place? I can’t wait to get out if I’m honest. I think we’ll be far better out of the bloody thing. In every aspect. To hell with the rest of the world. Football-wise as well.”
It has been a frustrating transfer window so far for Cardiff City with a number of bids falling through but Warnock is hoping to persevere with his remaining targets, despite the cut-throat market.
“We’ve got three main targets now, but we thought we had a midfielder [Tameze] signed last week and that fell through.”
“I don’t think you can say anything until they’re actually sat in your office signing the papers.”
“Agents get a sniff elsewhere, with better deals. That’s the job we’re in at the minute”, Warnock concluded.