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Cardiff held no future talks with Warnock

29th January 2019, 15:23 by Gareth Freeman

Chairman Mehmet Dalman says he did not hold any discussions with Cardiff City manager Neil Warnock regarding his future.

Warnock revealed he questioned whether or not to continue as Bluebirds boss following the disappearance of new signing Emiliano Sala, but Dalman says no conversations took place.

"No, no. I mean clearly Neil is human and this has affected him, that is clear to see," Dalman told talkSPORT. "But we have had no such discussions and, as I've said to him, we are not going to have that discussion. We need to get on with doing what we do, which is play football matches."

Cardiff will honour missing striker Sala ahead of their clash at Arsenal on Tuesday and Dalman has moved to pay tribute to the club's fans ahead of the trip to the Emirates Stadium.

He added: "It has been a difficult week. Nobody has such an experience ever before. I think you heard our manager's interview yesterday, he has never seen anything like this. It really has touched the core of the club and my heart goes out to the family first of all and the fans of Nantes and the fans of Cardiff.

"As for tonight, I really don't know what to expect. Arsenal have been super helpful in terms of everything and I'm hopeful that when the whistle goes, the game starts because that's what football players do - and that is what Sala would have done and would want us to do.

"We still have hope but every day and every hour that goes past that hope begins to fade and somewhere along the line we have to face reality. But we are still there, still praying and we still have hope.

"The fans have been brilliant throughout this season and over this tragic incident. All I can ask is be yourselves and be there for us - and we will do the best that we can."

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Gareth Freeman is an experienced journalist who can offer in-depth knowledge on a host of sports, especially football, tennis, snooker and basketball.

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