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Neil Warnock on Brexit: FULL TRANSCRIPT as Cardiff boss airs his views

Neil Warnock dismissed suggestions that Brexit will harm the chances of Premier League clubs buying players from abroad.

And the Cardiff City boss was scathing in his assessment of Prime Minister Theresa May and her handling of the Brexit negotiations.

Speaking after Cardiff’s goalless draw with bottom of the table Huddersfield, Warnock let fly at politicians over their handling of the entire thing, ahead of this week’s MP’s vote on the PM’s withdrawal deal.

There have been suggestions in some quarters that leaving the EU could harm Premier League clubs in their quest to land players from the continent.

But Warnock vehemently disagreed, and stated his belief that football and the country will in fact be much better off.

Asked about Brexit’s potential impact, Warnock said: “I think any transfer window’s difficult for me. Not just this one. I don’t think the chairman has ever worked so hard to get me players and the chief executive. It’s so difficult and it stuck out like a sore thumb.

“I think once the country knows what they’re doing and we get an agreement and move on, I think it will be straightforward [to sign players].

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“But I don’t know why politicians don’t do what the country wanted if I’m honest.

“They had a referendum and now we see politicians and everyone else trying to put their foot in it.

“Why did we have a referendum in the first bloody place? I can’t wait to get out if I’m honest. I think we’ll be far better out of the bloody thing. In every aspect. To hell with the rest of the world.

“Football-wise as well.”

Cardiff’s failure to get the better of the Terriers leaves the Bluebirds sitting one point clear of the drop zone.

Warnock is desperate to strengthen this month and has a striker top of his short list, as he seeks to add goals to his lineup, with only Newcastle and Huddersfield having scored less than his side this term.

“We’ve got three main targets now, but we thought we had a midfielder signed last week and that fell through.

“I don’t think you can say anything until they’re actually sat in your office signing the papers.

“Agents get a sniff elsewhere, with better deals. That’s the job we’re in at the minute.”

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