Warnock replaces Woodgate as Boro boss

23 June 2020 21:28:02 GMTPlus10

Middlesbrough have parted company with Jonathan Woodgate and confirmed Neil Warnock as their new manager.

The Teessiders face a battle to retain their Championship status and have opted for a change in the dugout for the final eight games of the season.

They sit 21st following Saturday's 3-0 loss at home to Swansea with only goal difference keeping them outside of the relegation places.

Woodgate took charge last summer, having previously had a role on the backroom staff, but he oversaw just nine victories.

Middlesbrough said in a statement: "Jonathan was relieved of his role on Tuesday morning and will be replaced by the experienced Neil Warnock.

"Warnock will assume responsibility immediately.

"The club would like to place on record its thanks to Jonathan for all his work in the role of head coach."

Warnock, who takes charge of his 16th club, has been out of work since ending his three-year association with Cardiff in November and he will need to get results quickly to prevent the club from dropping down to the third tier for the first time since 1986-87.

His first assignment comes in the way of facing relegation rivals Stoke at the bet365 Stadium on Saturday, before they travel to the KCOM Stadium to face another struggling team in Hull on Thursday week.

Boro can be backed at 3.50 to pick up just a second win since January with Stoke priced at 2.20 and the draw available at 3.20.

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