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The vastly experienced Neil Warnock stepped in as Boro manager in June 2020, replacing Jonathan Woodgate.

Boro became the 17th stopping point for the record-breaking boss, who first cut his managerial teeth at Gainsborough Trinity back in 1980 and has since racked up over 1,500 games in management.

The first of his eight promotions came in 1987 when he guided Scarborough into the Football League. Two more followed at Notts County when he guided them from the third tier to the top division in successive seasons and he also oversaw success at Huddersfield Town and Plymouth Argyle.

He enjoyed an eight-year stint at his boyhood club Sheffield United that culminated in him leading the Blades back to the Premier League in 2006, where they stayed for one season before Warnock resigned after they were controversially relegated.

His next job saw him save Crystal Palace from relegation to the third tier, but he was soon back on the promotion trail, leading Queens Park Rangers to the Premier League.

His most recent success came at Cardiff City where he led the Bluebirds to the Premier League in 2018.

Four wins in eight games following the resumption of the 2019/20 season, each victory away from home, saw Boro to Championship safety under Warnock's stewardship, and soon after he committed his future to the club on a longer-term basis - once again stating his admiration for Chairman Steve Gibson as a key factor in prolonging his managerial career.