Warnock: Cardiff best job I've done


Cardiff City secured automatic promotion to the Premier League despite drawing at home to Reading, thanks to Fulham's defeat at Birmingham.

Warnock said: "We are not going to change things drastically". I've got a great group of lads and I think a lot of them can play in the Premier League.

"Being a London boy, to go up to Manchester, I was never willing to travel". Asked what he did during that time without a club, Etheridge replies: "Paid for myself to train at Charlton Athletic". "If it goes pear-shaped, I'll just leave so there's nothing to worry about".

While a number of prominent East Asians, such as South Korea's Ki Sung-Yeung and Japan's Shinji Kagawa, have made their mark on the English Premier League, Etheridge will be the first Southeast Asian player to make an appearance when the new season begins in August.

When Warnock took over some 18 months ago, Cardiff were at the other end of the table but Malaysian owner Vincent Tan's decision to bring the experienced manager to the Welsh capital paid dividends. "There's not many words you can say, really, it's just fantastic". "I think he'll admit himself that we don't always play the prettiest but we come out with results". Even when Cardiff had a wobble over the festive period, losing four consecutive games, Etheridge says Warnock remained positive.

All statistics above refer to the number of league appearances made by Etheridge
All statistics above confer with the variety of league appearances made by Etheridge

Neil Warnock has won his eighth Football League promotion with Cardiff City.

Last season, the clubs met twice in the Championship.

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