There was an intriguing claim made by current Cardiff City boss Neil Warnock recently. He claimed that he would one day like to manage either Hearts or Hibs.

“I’ve always fancied one of them – Hibs and Hearts” he said, as reported by the Edinburgh Evening News.

“I wish I could get a club up there”

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“No disrespect to the big two but I’ve always been an underdog and I’ve always thought: ‘I wish I could get a club up there and get a team to rival Celtic and Rangers.'”

The dream of every Hibs and Hearts fan is no doubt to topple the Glasgow clubs. However, it is highly unlikely that Warnock is going to be given that chance any time soon.

Even though both Paul Heckingbottom and Craig Levein have had poor starts to the season, Warnock is not the man to replace either of them.

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Coming to the end of his career

He is coming towards the end of his career, and his Cardiff side haven’t started the season off that well this season.

They currently sit in 13th place in the Championship. That is not to say that Warnock has not been a good manager over the years. He has done excellently to get various teams promoted to the Premier League.

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He would no doubt make either Hearts or Hibs the talk of Scottish football if he was given either job. However, when it comes to future managerial appointments, the Edinburgh clubs should be looking to the future.

Managers who can change the way the club is run on the pitch. That does not seem to include Warnock. Maybe even five years ago he could have been a possibility for either side.

He definitely would have been a decade ago. Now is not the right time though, for either side in Edinburgh to appoint Neil Warnock. It does make for an intriguing possibility of what might have been though.

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