Die-hard fan creates stunning portraits of football managers – out of Rubik’s Cubes

Nottingham Forest player, Michael Hefele has bought another portrait off the football fan previously
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A football fan has painstakingly created a stunning tribute to Huddersfield manager Neil Warnock after he helped his team survive relegation – using Rubik’s cubes. He has also produced portraits that have caught the attention of Nottingham Forest players.

David Wright, 45, spent seven hours and used 600 puzzle blocks to produce his portrait of the Terriers' much-loved gaffer. The data analyst created the work to show his heartfelt appreciation for Warnock, who led the Championship club out of the drop zone after arriving in February.

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And David said it was fitting that Charles III was coronated on the day he pieced together his portrait of the 74-year-old manager, who he dubbed “our very own King”.

David, of Huddersfield, West Yorks, said: “I wanted to show that appreciation by spending some time creating his portrait - that would stand out from the crowd in the hope that he would see that appreciation.

“It should have been over the weekend of the coronation of King Charles, I was coronating our very own King, Neil Warnock, with his portrait.

“He is very much loved here and I for one appreciate everything he has done - an incredible job keeping us in the Championship against all odds.”

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David’s artwork was lauded by fans of all teams when he shared it on social media. He's previously produced pieces featuring Manchester United ace Christian Eriksen, using the same mini ‘speed cubes’ as his recent work, which measure 3cm by 3cm.

And David said when he created work, the ex-Huddersfield Town and Nottingham Forest star Michael Hefele, the German player even asked to purchase it.

He added: “I no longer have the full-size cubes anymore because Hefele bought the portrait off me. He slid into my DM’s saying he wanted it”.

Warnock’s side secured their stay in the Championship after beating premier league-bound side Sheffield United 1-0 in their penultimate game of the season. The legendary manager took over the club ten months after declaring his retirement from football, signing a short-term deal which he has not renewed.