Ex-Sheffield United and Leeds United boss named Middlesbrough manager following Jonathan Woodgate's exit

Middlesbrough have announced the departure of manager Jonathan Woodgate with immediate effect following last weekend's 3-0 loss to Swansea City, and have already named his full-time replacement.

Tuesday, 23rd June 2020, 10:15 am
Updated Tuesday, 23rd June 2020, 10:16 am

Ex-Sheffield United and Leeds boss Neil Warnock is the man tasked with ensuring Boro survive the relegation battle, as he takes over a side who are currently one place clear of the drop-zone by virtue of a superior goal difference to 22nd placed Hull City.

The veteran manager has been linked with the Birmingham City job over the past couple of weeks, but Chris Hughton has since become the new favourite to succeed Pep Clotet at St Andrews.

Warnock has excelled in the Championship in previous years, taking Sheffield United, Queens Park Rangers and Cardiff City to the Premier League between 2006 and 2018.

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Boro's new manager's first test will come this weekend, when his side take on fellow-strugglers Stoke City at the bet365 Stadium.