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By John McCarthy | Opinion editor

August 11, 2016 | 2 min read

TalkTalk has tapped into the managerial experience of football veteran Neil Warnock in an ad promoting its Sky Sports season pass.

Warnock, who is currently unattached to a club, and therefore probably has a lot more time sat down in front of the TV was tasked with sharing his tips on ‘How to be an Armchair Manager’.

The two-minute ad, created by MHP Communications, sees Warnock share how to control his passions, respect the gaffer (his wife) and dealing with defeat.

Warnock said: “Whether you are watching from an armchair or in a dugout we all go through the same emotions. It’s exactly the same for armchair managers as it is for us, except you don’t have to deal with chairman, agents, players not taking off their headphones, FA Disciplinary committees or Mark Clattenburg.

“At least with the TalkTalk Sky Sports Season Pass, I don’t have a long-term contract, so I can dip in and out one month at a time and come back when I want. If only it was that easy being a real-life manager.”

Aleks Habdank, managing director of TV at TalkTalk, added: “We believe fans should be able to watch what they want, when they want, without breaking the bank that’s why TalkTalk TV homes have access to every major televised football match - including all Premier League and Champions League fixtures – on a single platform.

“The Armchair Managers Association is a great way to recognise the millions of devoted football fans who watch from at home, living and breathing every moment of the beautiful game.”

New and existing TalkTalk TV customers can snap up the Sky Sports season pass at a discounted price of £11 per month from 1 August – 1 October 2016 for nine months.

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