Warnock - Deal did not feel right

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Sheffield United manager Neil Warnock decided to spurn the chance of taking over at Portsmouth after admitting his "heart would not have been in it".

United have announced manager Warnock is staying with the Coca-Cola Championship club despite being targeted by the Premiership strugglers to succeed Frenchman Alain Perrin, who was sacked last week following their poor start to the season. Fratton Park chairman Milan Mandaric will concentrate on alternative targets, which are known to include Rangers boss Alex McLeish - despite the Scottish champions´ rebuttal on Tuesday - and possibly former Pompey boss Harry Redknapp, now at south coast rivals Southampton.

Warnock told PA Sport: "I had a chat with Milan [Mandaric] last night and sorted it out. I think all the speculation has not done anybody any good. It was a mutual thing, my heart would not have been in it and I wished him all the best."

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