After all, Warnock said only past year, "I don't like the Premier League" and his record highlights that, for him, the achievement has always resulted in huge let-down.
"Burnley went down the first year [they went up to the Premier League], but they used the money, the infrastructure of the club changed, they got everything done and then they came back up stronger".
The Welsh club finish the season on 90 points, two above third-placed Fulham after the Cottagers lost 3-1 to Birmingham City. "I've not slept for longer than about three hours". After 12 games across the afternoon, Cardiff joined Wolves as the automatically promoted teams while Fulham join Aston Villa, Derby County and Middlesborough in the playoffs.
Cardiff owner Vincent Tan has said that funds will be made available for Warnock, but they are both now enjoying the celebrations after promotion was confirmed.
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Manager Neil Warnock had said winning a record eighth promotion would be his "greatest achievement" - and it is no wonder, considering the Bluebirds were second from bottom and in disarray when he was appointed in October 2016. There was another one after full time, when Cardiff's Malaysian owner, Vincent Tan, was carried on the shoulders of fans.
Last season, the clubs met twice in the Championship.
He added: "Nobody gave us a chance".
Phil Parkinson's team took the lead through Adam LeFondre in the 67th minute, only for Forest to quickly hit back with goals from Ben Osborn and Jack Colback, leaving Bolton on the brink of a quick return to League One.