Neil Warnock has left Aberdeen after guiding the club to a semi-final spot in the Scottish Cup.

The veteran manager had been placed in charge until the end of the season but has now stepped down from the post.

Warnock, 75, was unable to achieve a league win at Aberdeen but did lead the club into the semi-final of the Scottish Cup with a victory over Kilmarnock this afternoon.

However, he has left his role with the search for a new manager at Aberdeen at "an advanced stage".

Assistant Ronnie Jepson will also depart the Pittodrie club with Peter Leven assuming control of first-team matters until a new manager is appointed.

A short statement on the club website read: "Interim manager Neil Warnock has stepped aside following today’s Scottish Cup Quarter Final victory at Pittodrie."

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Chairman Dave Cormack said: “The Club would like to thank both Neil and Ronnie Jepson for their efforts.

“With the search for a new manager at an advanced stage, Peter Leven will assume control of all first team matters until the process is concluded.”

Neil Warnock said: “I was honoured to lead Aberdeen for a short period to help Dave and the Board get themselves into a position where they could get closer to making a permanent appointment.

“It goes without saying that I had hoped I could’ve collected a few more league wins along the way, but I am also delighted to have helped the club into the Scottish Cup Semi Final. I hope they can now go on and lift the trophy.

“Ronnie and I can’t thank the fans enough for their support while we’ve been here and we wish the club and the supporters all the very best for the remainder of the season and for the future.”

In his six league matches in charge, Warnock's Aberdeen side claimed just two points with four losses and two draws.

Warnock did oversee two wins at Aberdeen, both in the Scottish Cup, against Bonnyrigg Rose and Kilmarnock.