Sporting Achievement Award 2006
The winner of this year’s Yorkshire Sporting Achievement Award is a man who’s both colourful and controversial – goodness knows what the Premership is making of him this season! He’s Sheffield United’s biggest fan and also their manager. He is, of course, Neil Warnock. He took over as manager of the Blades seven years ago and is currently the sixth longest serving manager in league football. Warnock was born in Sheffield and is a lifelong fan of the Blades. He played himself for Chesterfield, Rotherham United, Barnsley and York, to name but a few clubs making a total of 326 appearances in an eleven year playing career.