Posted: Mon April 1, 2013 5:06PM; Updated: Mon April 1, 2013 5:05PM

Leeds United manager Neil Warnock quits

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Neil Warnock left with six matches remaining, but he was due to depart at the end of the season anyway.
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LEEDS, England (AP) -- Fallen English power Leeds is searching for a new manager after Neil Warnock left with six matches of the season remaining.

Hopes of a return to the Premier League were rocked by a 2-1 loss to Derby on Monday that left the second-tier club eight points adrift of the playoff places.

Warnock was in charge for less than 14 months, and his future had been in doubt since Bahraini-bank investment bank GFH Capital bought Leeds in December.

Leeds says Warnock was due to leave at the end of the season and a short-list for his successor has already been prepared.

Leeds won the Premier League title in 1992 and reached the 2001 Champions League semifinals, but dropped out of the top flight in 2004 after a financial meltdown.

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