Cardiff City supervisor Neil Warnock has joked he’ll face a struggle to maintain his job this season after the new 2018/19 Premier League fixtures had been introduced on Thursday.
The Bluebirds, again in the highest flight after ending second in the Championship final time period, have been handed a comparatively form begin – away at Bournemouth, after which Newcastle United at residence earlier than a visit to Huddesfield Town.
But the Welsh aspect then face a nightmare run of video games in September and October, the place they may play 5 of the Premier League’s ‘top six’ golf equipment.
And Warnock, whose promotion with Cardiff was a report eighth of his profession, admits he may have his work minimize out for him this time period.
Reacting to the newly-released fixtures on Thursday’s Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast, the veteran boss stated: “We’ve received Arsenal at residence, Chelsea away after which Man City at residence in September – it’s a fantastic league isn’t it?
“Then in October we’ve received Tottenham away, Fulham at residence and Liverpool away – it’ll be about, ‘can I last ‘till Christmas?’
“I’ve simply been over to Malaysia, I went to see my proprietor to speak about subsequent season and what we’re wanting it.
“When I left I said to the staff there, ‘I hope I see you next year, but you know what’s like this managerial job!’”
Warnock admits it could take a miracle to avoid wasting Cardiff from relegation, given their lack of economic assets in contrast with their new rivals.
However, the Bluebirds boss insists there’s greater than sufficient spirit in the workforce to present them a preventing probability.
“We all know how difficult it’s going to be, but all the lads are looking forward to it,” he added.
“We’ve received to attempt to get pleasure from it.
“I do know it’s alright me saying that after we’re developing towards these large groups, and it could be a miracle [to stay up].
“We’re all-time low with the bookies and our wage invoice goes to be simply over half of Huddersfield’s, and it’s the identical with transfers, so we’re going to be up towards it.
2018/19 Premier League fixtures launched
“But we’ve received nice spirit in this workforce. We’ve received some nice characters in the dressing room and I do know we’re not simple on the attention, however we play much more than folks give us credit score for.
“We’ve received one or two respectable gamers and if we carry 4 or 5 extra into the squad we’ll give groups an excellent sport.
“But we’re going to need to be fortunate injuries, because we can’t afford our best players to get injured really.”