Chris Wilder Named Middlesbrough Boss and Neil Warnock Replacement Effective Immediately | Football news

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Chris Wilder has been confirmed as the new manager of Middlesbrough with immediate effect, replacing outgoing Neil Warnock.

Wilder, who has been out of work since he put down the swords towards the end of the 2020-21 season as they approached relegation from the Premier League, could take his first training session with Boro on Tuesday.

Warnock was informed of the club’s decision to replace him ahead of the club’s championship clash with West Brom at the Hawthorns on Saturday. The 72-year-old accepted the decision and agreed to take over the match. which ended 1-1.

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Highlights from the Sky Bet Championship match between West Brom and Middlesbrough

He said full-time: “I found out this morning. First when I read the newspapers and then a phone call. Nothing surprises me in football anymore.

“I’ve been hearing about who’s coming for a few weeks, so it’s been tough behind the scenes. But that’s the industry we’re in. I probably deserved a little more than that.”

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