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Short hails influence of Warnock
Published : 15 Dec 2009 12:28:00
Short, currently in charge of the Blades' sister club Ferencvaros in Hungary, played under the likes of Arthur Cox, Joe Royle, Howard Kendall, Walter Smith, Graeme Souness and Mark Hughes during a distinguished 20-year playing career. The 41-year-old, who spent two years at Bramall Lane when Warnock was in charge, said: "Neil Warnock and Graeme Souness were the best two I played for and Warnock just edges it. He was great for me. I enjoyed every minute of it. "He was the best in the dressing room and a lot of people don't realise just how much his players play for him. He was the best man-manager I played under. "He could go berserk at you after a game but it was forgotten the next day. He knew how to get the maximum out of his players. "Souness had an aura about him. I remember one game at Highbury, Keith Gillespie was giving (Giovanni) Van Bronckhorst a difficult time and when Keith got the ball Souness would chase him down the touchline shouting 'take him on, take him on'. "He had such passion and as a player you see this and think 'wow he wants to win so badly'. All the players responded and I played the best football of my career under Souness at Blackburn."