Neil Warnock: Middlesbrough part company with veteran manager

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Neil Warnock played a record 1,603 matches with English league clubs

After Saturday's draw against West Bromwich Albion, Middlesbrough parted ways with Neil Warnock, their manager.

The 72-year old, who managed 1,602 games earlier this week as a manager, has now left the Championship club through mutual consent.

Boro fell to 15th place in the table following a 1-1 draw against The Hawthorns. They have won six games this season.

After talks following the match, Warnock's assistants Ronnie Jepson and Kevin Blackwell left the club.

"The club would like it to be noted its appreciation to Neil and his team for all their hardwork during their time with me," read a Middlesbrough statement.

In June 2020, Jonathan Woodgate was succeeded by the veteran manager. He led Boro to a 10th-place finish last season with 18 wins versus 18 losses in Championship.

However, the season's results were inconsistent. The team won just two of the first nine matches before winning four in five matches.

After a 2-0 defeat at Birmingham City, a 3-1 loss at Luton on Tuesday was followed by a draw with the third-placed Baggies.

Warnock's resignation ends his tenure with his 16th club, ending a career that began in 1981 at non-league Gainsborough Trinity.

Before moving to Scarborough Town, he managed Burton Albion. In 1986, he was promoted to Scarborough Town. He won his first of eight promotions and led the club to the Conference title.

He won back-to-back Wembley playoff wins with Notts County, 1990 and 1991, which saw him elevate the Magpies from third tier to top flight.

After their draw at West Bromwich Albion, Neil Warnock (left) and Ronnie Jepson (left), coaches Kevin Blackwell and Ronnie Jepson bid farewell.

Again, he guided the sides to promotion in consecutive seasons. He led Huddersfield to the Championship in 1995 and Plymouth Argyle to the Third Division play-offs twelve months later.

After spells at Oldham, Bury, and then, his most memorable spell as Sheffield United manager (1999-2007), when semi-finals of the FA Cup, League Cup, and promotion to the Premier League were followed by promotions in 2006.

After his time at Crystal Palace, he led Queens Park Rangers towards the Championship title in 2011. He was promoted to the Premier League in 2019.