Tuesday 16 July 2019

Cardiff have to move on from Emiliano Sala tragedy, says Warnock

The 28-year-old striker’s body was formally identified by the Dorset coroner on Thursday night.

Cardiff manager Neil Warnock paid tribute to Emiliano Sala at a press conference (Aaron Chown/PA)
Cardiff manager Neil Warnock paid tribute to Emiliano Sala at a press conference (Aaron Chown/PA)

By Phil Blanche, Press Association Sport

Neil Warnock accepts Cardiff have to move on after the discovery of Emiliano Sala’s body, which he says has brought “peace and comfort” to the Argentinian striker’s family.

Sala’s body was formally identified by the Dorset coroner on Thursday night, a day after it was recovered from the underwater wreckage in the English Channel.

The flight carrying Sala from Nantes to Cardiff following his record £15million transfer to the Premier League club two days earlier crashed into the sea near Alderney on January 21. Pilot David Ibbotson remains missing.

“While everybody expects the worst, when it happens (receiving the news that Sala’s body had been identified), and I got a phone call last night, it was strange,” Cardiff manager Warnock said.

“It brings the family peace and offers them comfort – that’s what (Warnock’s wife) Sharon said from the start.

“You don’t ever forget things like this, and we all have things like this happen in our lifetime.

“You just have to move on, and put things at the back of your mind.”

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