Neil Warnock set to stay with Middlesbrough for 2021/22 campaign

Former Scarborough manager Neil Warnock is set to stay on as Middlesbrough manager for the 2021/22 season.

Thursday, 4th March 2021, 10:10 am
Neil Warnock is set to stay with Middlesbrough for next season. Picture: Getty

The former Boro, Sheffield United and more recently Cardiff boss has confirmed he will be staying at the Riverside for next season.

A Middlesbrough statement said: "The club is delighted to announce that Neil Warnock has agreed a deal to remain as our manager for the 2021/22 season.

"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.

"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.

"Trusted lieutenants Kevin Blackwell and Ronnie Jepson will also remain at the club with the manager."