Middlesbrough boss Neil Warnock to remain as manager after signing new deal

Neil Warnock has agreed a new contract to remain Middlesbrough boss next season, it has been announced.

Thursday, 4th March 2021, 10:28 am

The 72-year-old initially took over on a short-term basis last summer after Jonathan Woodgate was relieved of his duties as head coach, and he guided the club to Championship safety in the final match of his eight-game tenure.

Warnock revealed last week he was due to hold talks with Boro owner Steve Gibson about his future.

"I'm having a chat with Steve next week, we’ve always planned to meet up next week for a chat,” said Warnock when asked about his future.

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Middlesbrough manager Neil Warnock.

“That is about everything in general so I’m sure we’ll talk about things then.”

And it has now been confirmed he has agreed a new deal. Boro are chasing promotion this season but are five points adrift of the play-off places.

A Boro statement read: “The Yorkshireman committed himself for the 2020/21 season and has presided over a transformation that has seen the team challenging for the Championship play-off place.

“He has repeatedly spoken of how he is enjoying his time on Teesside and also of his desire to win a record ninth promotion. The return of fans to the Riverside is another big attraction for the veteran of over 1500 games as a manager.

“We are currently five points off the play-off places with 12 games remaining.”

Meanwhile, it has also been confirmed that Kevin Blackwell and Ronnie Jepson will also remain at the club after also agreeing new contracts to stay with the club.

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