Neil Warnock will shake up the Scottish Premiership at Aberdeen and could leave Celtic and Rangers with a bloody nose. That's according to Pat Nevin.

Experienced manager Warnock was appointed manager at Pittodrie until the end of the season.

Warnock took charge of his first match in Aberdeen colours in the 2-1 loss to Rangers earlier this month before winning over Bonnyrigg Rose in the Scottish Cup at the weekend.

Aberdeen currently sit ninth in the Scottish Premiership after 23 matches, but former Scotland international Nevin reckons Warnock could transform the club's fortunes.

And he has predicted Aberdeen could play a role in the title race should they make the top six - by leaving Celtic and Rangers with a "bloody nose".

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Speaking to Lucky Block, Nevin explained: "It was a bit of a surprise to see Neil Warnock rock up at Aberdeen. It's a bit like arriving on an alien planet and not knowing if you can breathe. That's how I think he must have felt up north.

"I'd say I'm really looking forward to seeing him there, though. People laughed and joked about it, but Warnock has serious football chops and he knows his stuff. He'll get Aberdeen organised. You don't stay at top-level football for so long out of luck.

“We're all hoping that someone can shake Scottish football up. Someone has to do something to challenge the Old Firm as they're back to being miles ahead of everyone else.

"I think Neil will want to have an effect, and I think he will. Aberdeen are ninth in the league, and I don't think they'll go down this season. They have some good players, too, like Bojan Miovski.

"I think Neil Warnock's Aberdeen could give Celtic and Rangers a bloody nose during this campaign.

“Aberdeen drew with Celtic a few weeks ago, and Rangers only beat them in Neil’s first game. They're a team that could climb up the table before the season ends. They may not finish in the top six, so they would avoid the Old Firm this season - which I think is a shame. If they go on a run and get into the top six, they could affect how the league plays out."