Jonathan Woodgate has been sacked by Middlesbrough, who have immediately appointed former Cardiff City manager Neil Warnock in his place.

A statement issued on Tuesday morning read: “Middlesbrough Football Club can confirm that head coach Jonathan Woodgate has been relieved of his duties with immediate effect.

“Jonathan was relieved of his role on Tuesday morning and will be replaced by the experienced Neil Warnock.

“Warnock will assume responsibility immediately.

“The club would like to place on record its thanks to Jonathan for all his work in the role of head coach.”

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