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Premier League legend Neil Warnock set for shock return to management and could be in place for huge clash on Tuesday

ABERDEEN are set to name Neil Warnock as their new manager until the end of the season, according to reports.

The Scottish Premiership side sacked Barry Robson earlier this week with the team languishing in eighth in the league.

Neil Warnock looks set to take over as Aberdeen boss

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Neil Warnock looks set to take over as Aberdeen bossCredit: Getty

Without a permanent head coach, they earned a 1-1 draw with champions Celtic on Saturday.

But now, according to BBC Sport, Warnock is preparing to take charge for the remainder of the campaign.

And he could be in place for Aberdeen‘s clash with Rangers on Tuesday.

The Scottish outfit sit just one point adrift of the top six ahead of their trip to Ibrox.

They are also into the last 16 of the Scottish Cup where they will play Bonnyrigg Rose on Saturday.

Warnock‘s last job came at Huddersfield where he helped them survive relegation, before he departed in September.

A number of names had been linked with the Aberdeen job, including ex-Celtic boss Neil Lennon.

Former Sunderland and Stokes manager Alex Neil was another named mooted.

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But perhaps the most left-field candidate in the frame was ex-Arsenal and England midfielder Jack Wilshere.

The 32-year-old, who took over as Arsenal U18s head coach in July 2022, is understood to have applied for the position.

But Aberdeen wanted someone with more experience – and they are now set to appoint Warnock, who is closing in on 2000 games in management.

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