The record-breaking promotion winner was piloted into the position in June with his brief being to keep the club in the Sky Bet Championship after a campaign spent battling against relegation.

With four wins from his eight games at the helm, relegation was avoided on the final day of the season when Boro beat Sheffield Wednesday.

Warnock had made no secret of his desire to work for Steve Gibson and Middlesbrough, and was adamant that talks would only take place about the future once the club’s Championship status was secured.

During his short time with the club, and before his future was decided, he has already held discussions with the club’s recruitment team and offered advice for future planning.

He was joined by trusted lieutenants Kevin Blackwell and Ronnie Jepson, and the duo will also form part of the new management team for next season.

Boro became the 17th stopping point for Warnock, who first cut his managerial teeth at Gainsborough Trinity back in 1980, when he arrived last month after the decision was taken to relieve Jonathan Woodgate of the position of head coach.

The veteran manager already has a record a record eight promotion successes as a manager and will be targeting another on Teesside.

The first of those 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 enjoyed 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.

Warnock was hugely proud of his achievements in South Wales and has spoken of the similarities between the situation he inherited at Cardiff and the position Boro were in following his arrival.

Warnock, who has managed over 1,500 games including Play-Off matches, brings experience and know-how, and an energy that belies his 71 years.