Middlesbrough FC announces Neil Warnock to remain as manager

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Neil Warnock has agreed to extend his stay at Middlesbrough after discussing the way forward with chairman Steve Gibson. Credit: PA

Middlesbrough manager Neil Warnock will continue in his role, leading the club into the 2021/22 season.

The 72-year-old has seen the team challenging for the Championship play-off place.

Middlesbrough is currently five points off the play-off places, with 12 games remaining.

The Yorkshireman initially took the role last summer on a short-term basis where he guided the club to Championship safety in the final match of his eight-game tenure.

He has repeatedly spoken about enjoying his time in Teesside, and hisdesire to win a ninth promotion.

The return of fans to the Riverside is another big attraction for the veteran, who has over 1,500 games under his belt as a manager.

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

The club said they are “delighted” about the announcement.