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Middlesbrough Sack Neil Warnock After 16 Months in Charge

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Middlesbrough have sacked manager Neil Warnock after 16 months in charge.

The Teesside club have parted company with the 72-year-old following a 1-1 draw with West Bromwich Albion, leaving the club in 15th place in the Championship.

Neil Warnock Sacked as Middlesbrough Boss

Mutual Agreement

A statement on the Middlesbrough club website suggests that it was a mutual decision made by both the club and Warnock.

“The decision was reached after talks between the two parties and Neil leaves the club with the best wishes of all,” it said.

“Neil joined the club in June 2020 when he initially came in for our final eight games and secured our Sky Bet Championship status on the final day of the season.

“He also managed the club during the unprecedented and challenging season of 2020/21 when games were played behind closed doors.

“Neil broke the record in English football earlier this week when he clocked up 1,602 games as an English manager, an amazing achievement that is unlikely to be beaten.

“Neil’s assistants Kevin Blackwell and Ronnie Jepson will also depart the club.

“The club would like to place on record its thanks to Neil and his staff for all their hard work during their time with us.”

Failed to Push On

After helping the club to avoid relegation in the 2019/20 season, Warnock steadied the ship under the Covid-19 stricken 2020/21 campaign.

After their 10th place finish last season, there was hope that Middlesbrough could push on under the experienced Championship manager and challenge for the play-offs.

However, they have failed to do so just yet. Despite three successive wins in October, defeats at home to Birmingham and away to Luton Town, coupled with today’s draw at The Hawthorns, has proven to be the nail in the coffin for Warnock.

According to Craig Hope of the Daily Mail, former Sheffield United manager Chris Wilder is in line to take over at the Riverside Stadium.

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