Cardiff City manager Neil Warnock says Sheffield United can succeed in the Premier League – on one condition.
Warnock spent eight years as boss at Bramall Lane. He was the last person before Chris Wilder to get them promoted to the top flight of English football back in 2006.
Warnock has just managed Cardiff in the division in 2018/19, with them eventually being relegated despite finishing on 34 points.
Now the 70-year-old thinks his former club can go one better; but only if the current dispute being co-owners Kevin McCabe and Prince Abdullah is resolved.
“It’s a tremendous achievement. I think everybody thought they’d fall by the wayside,” Warnock was quoted by the Sheffield Star.
“They showed tremendous resilience. It’s great for them to be there. If they can sort their ownership out they should have a successful time ahead.”
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The ownership issues
The dispute between McCabe and Prince Abdullah has been ongoing since December 2017. The two men each own a 50 percent stake in the club.
Both want to take full control of the Blades. With no agreement having been forthcoming the case is now being heard by the High Court.
McCabe has been involved at the club for more than 20 years. Meanwhile, Prince Abdullah invested in United back in 2013. Both have financially supported the Blades, to varying degrees, ever since.
McCabe has made it publicly known that should he win the case, he intends to sell the club – as reported by the Sheffield Star. It is believed that if Prince Abdullah should win, he will retain control.
McCabe has also said that the court case – the result of which may not be determined until October – will not affect manager Chris Wilder’s budget this summer.
He told BBC Radio Sheffield that Wilder would be given a “healthy budget”.