Cardiff City boss Neil Warnock has said that he would like to manage Hearts or Hibs, so that he could challenge for the Premiership title with a lower side (Edinburgh Evening News).

Celtic and Rangers are streets ahead of other teams in the league, with their playing staff and finances superior to every other SPFL side. It’s Celtic though who have dominated things in recent years, winning nine straight domestic trophies.

Warnock wants to win the league up north. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

Warnock seems to believe he could equip either Hearts or Hibs for a title fight. Could he really fulfill those claims though if he ever travelled north of the border?

Hibs and Hearts are noweher near challenging for titles

With both Craig Levein and Paul Heckingbottom under pressure from their respective supporters, many Hibs and Hearts fans would take Warnock right now.

He’s experienced, managing 17 different teams throughout his managerial career. The 70-year-old has also taken the likes of Cardiff City and Crystal Palace into the Premier League.

He’s been in football for 50 years now. (Photo by Sam Bagnall – AMA/Getty Images)

If Hearts and Hibs are to get anywhere near the top two, the quality of both clubs on the pitch has to improve. That’s not exactly going to happen overnight.

Hearts have been a tough watch under Levein, especially in the past year. They have won just seven league games since October last year and are yet to register any wins in Glasgow since Levein took charge.

Hibs’ summer recruitment doesn’t exactly scream title winning material either. Six of their summer arrivals have arrived from the EFL.

Josh Vela was one of six EFL arrivals. (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)

Sadly, as much as it would be nice to have both Edinburgh clubs vying for the title, finances make this borderline impossible.

According to a survey (Global Sports Salaries) Celtic and Rangers pay their players £16,646 and £8,972 per week respectively. Hearts and Hibs pay their players £2,146 and £1,988 every week.

Warnock seems optimistic about his chances in the SPFL, but if ever ends up in Edinburgh, he might receive a culture shock.

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