Neil Warnock admits he's always fancied a crack at rivalling the Old Firm in the Scottish Premiership with either Hearts or Hibs.

The English Premier League legend has always considered himself and his teams as underdogs when up against the riches of the big time down south.

He's watched the two Edinburgh clubs battle against Celtic and Rangers in the past, to no avail.

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Currently at Cardiff City in the English Championship, Warnock at 70-years-old intends to retire at the end of the season.

But he wishes he'd had the chance to boss Hearts or Hibs because he'd have loved to see how he'd fare against Scotland's big two.

"I’ve always fancied one of them – Hibs and Hearts," he told Edinburgh Evening News.

"It appeals to me up there with them being neighbours.

"No disrespect to the big two but I’ve always been an underdog and I’ve always thought: ‘I wish I could get a club up there and get a team to rival Celtic and Rangers.’

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"That’s how it used to be. Rangers haven’t been the force they were in recent years but I look back at what Aberdeen did all those years ago. It was unheard of, wasn’t it?

"It would be nice to get something like that going. 

"You’d have to do it on team spirit and togetherness and all that because the money isn’t there for Hearts and Hibs to compete with the two Glasgow clubs, really."