Nasty, sour, aggressive. Daniel Farke is not having the cult of Neil Warnock
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Daniel Farke is a fan of Neil Warnock but admits the outspoken Cardiff City boss is a one-off.
Warnock’s abrasive style divides opinion but the Bluebirds’ chief arrives at Carrow Road on Saturday with an eighth promotion firmly in his sights.
“It is our fate as a coach. Some like what you do, some criticise. I am full of respect,” said Farke, who was aged five when Warnock embarked on his long managerial career at Gainsborough Trinity.
“He is such an experienced manager with so many promotions on his CV. He knows what is important to win games.
“I am also full of respect for what he has done this season.
“To have Cardiff as one of the top teams in the league is a big compliment to him.
“I don’t think I will still be a coach at his age.
“That is one thing I admire, to be in the game for so many years and to have that motivation and passion and greed to win each and every game.
“When you ask me right now I can’t imagine I will be on the touchline in 26 years or whatever with so much passion and aggressiveness to win points.
“In 20 years I will think in a different way.
“I wouldn’t have imagined 15 years ago I would be a head coach with all my soul. I hope by his age I can leave it to the younger lads and calm down. You never know, but you must appreciate that each and every day he wants to work and help the players.
“I am full of respect for this behaviour.”
Cardiff’s trip to Norfolk continues a recent trend that has seen Norwich face fellow promotion rivals Fulham and Aston Villa.
City came up short against the Cottagers but were full value for a 3-1 win over Steve Bruce’s Villa, and Farke believes the race for automatic promotion behind Wolves is too close to call.
“It is difficult. Fulham probably has the better chances.
“Right now, it seems they have the better momentum but you never know,” he said. “Momentum can change pretty soon.
“Cardiff have experienced players and it is a good sign when you are conceding a low number of goals.
“That is always their biggest strength. The last games of the league are always a bit special, a bit crazy.”