WARNOCK’S OUR KING OF THE JUNGLE
CITY GET SET FOR SAINTS CLASH
NEIL Warnock has revealed he could follow Harry Redknapp into the Australian jungle on I’m a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here!
The Cardiff boss, who’s become a firm Bluebirds favourite since guiding his side to the Premier League, says he has been watching fellow manager Redknapp on the hit ITV reality show.
But Warnock – who’s renowned for his droll quips and entertaining press conferences – feels he would have to be paid “10 times more” than other contestants because his unpopularity with rival football fans means he would end up doing all the trials.
“I would imagine I’ll be in there next year,” said Warnock, who turned 70 last week and is almost two years younger than Redknapp.
“The lads have put my face on Harry’s body on the dressing room window!
“I don’t think I’d be scared.
“But the problem is I’d be doing every horrible thing there could be because I’d get the votes.
“It would be payback time. So they’d have to pay me 10 times more than they paid everybody else.”
Warnock added: “I like watching a film on a Thursday night so I taped Harry last night.”
Redknapp’s down-to-earth personality and cheeky humour has made him a hit in the Australian jungle.
The former Tottenham and West Ham boss is odds-on to be crowned as the programme’s “King of the Jungle” in its final show of the current series tomorrow night.
“That’s Harry – that’s how we are,” Warnock added.
“Football humour in the jungle is a blessing – it’s something that lifts everybody. We’ve all got stories, haven’t we? I rabble on here every week at a press conference.
“They’ve got a good group and I’ll watch it a bit more now. The ones I didn’t like, the ones which I could scream at, have gone now.”
Interviews with – and stories about – the record-breaking manager, who’s helped steer teams to eight separate promotions, have become the stuff of legend throughout his long and glittering career.
Referring to derby rivals and longstanding sparring partners Bristol City in an interview earlier this year, Warnock quipped that he didn’t want a minute’s silence from the Ashton Gate faithful when he dies.
“I joke with their fans that, when I do pass away, I hope they all have a minute’s applause for me at Ashton Gate and remember the good times I’ve given them,” he said.
“I don’t want silence. I want them all to be chanting ‘Warnock’s a w ***** ’ over and over again! For a whole minute! That would be my ideal!”
Is that an (Alan) Cork hat?! How Warnock could look in his Aussie jungle headgear
Harry Redknapp on ‘I’m a Celebrity...