Aberdeen caretaker Peter Leven believes he has learned a lot from Neil Warnock despite the veteran manager spending just over a month in Scotland

Leven, 40, has picked up first team duties at Pittodrie for the second time this season following Neil Warnock's bombshell departure on Saturday. The vastly-experienced gaffer had been appointed on an interim basis until the end of the season but decided to call it quits last week after talks with the Dons' hierarchy. 

Former Kilmarnock assistant, Leven, will take the games against Dundee and Motherwell before the Aberdeen board attempt to appoint a permanent head coach during the upcoming international break.

And Leven thinks he has benefited from working with Warnock and can use what he’s learned to enhance his own coaching career.

He said: "Before he left Neil just said to me to go and do my thing. I learned a lot from him in the short space of time, his man management skills. A lovely man and I wish him all the best for the future. Him and Ronnie were great for me. 

"To spend time with someone who has been in the Premier League for so long and the Championship and all of the games he’s managed. To get that information from him during his time here was really good.

"Dundee are a good team but we’ve got to be right at it and on the front foot and play our stuff. We have got very good players in our team. We are coming off the back of a good win at the weekend so we have to go and take the game to them."

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Leven won't use the managerial upheaval as an excuse for the Dons' 10-game winless league run as he  highlighted the consistency in coaching staff at Cormack Park. 

He continued: "It hasn’t been difficult for the players to focus on matters on the pitch because obviously they know that I’m still here, Scott Anderson is still here, Sammy (Craig Samson) is still here. The main core of staff are still here. 

"So nothing really changes in that aspect. The boys know what to expect from them. Hopefully we can carry that into tomorrow.

"They are professional. They have got a job to do. We are in everyday working hard. As I said they know what I expect from them and we go again tomorrow.

"As I said it was a good performance on Saturday and we just need to kick on and can we build on that. We need to take our cup form into the league and start getting points on the board."