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Warnock pleased for Blades

23 Sep 2008 - 16:42:16

Former Sheffield United boss Neil Warnock is pleased an FA arbitration panel has ruled in favour of the Blades in their claim for compensation from West Ham United over the Carlos Tevez affair.

Warnock resigned as manager of United in the wake of the club's relegation to the Championship in May 2007 and is currently in charge of Crystal Palace.

The Blades are seeking more than £30million in compensation from West Ham as they believe Tevez was not eligible to play for the Hammers, who ended their own drop fears by beating Manchester United on the last day of the 2006-07 campaign.

Warnock said: "I think it's justice served at last. People thought it was sour grapes that we were complaining like this but it wasn't. It meant a lot to me personally and I'm absolutely delighted.

"I think Kevin McCabe, the board, and myself felt so thoroughly disappointed and disgusted with the Premier League.

"Richard Scudamore in particular should take a big look at in the mirror now and know that justice wasn't served.

"Fortunately three independent people listened to the evidence. I went up and gave evidence and got carried away.

"Tevez shouldn't have been playing at all. Rules should have been adhered to. It was a travesty at the time and finally it gives me a little bit of closure as well.

"It cost me a lot of money in bonuses and wages but more than that it cost me my job as a Premiership manager. That will always be on my CV which I regret.

"I'd worked my socks off that season and kept within all the rules and regulations of the Premier League. West Ham broke the rules and should have been punished."

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