Neil Warnock faces a fight to save his job in Middlesbrough and could be PULLED OUT if his team loses to promotion-chasing West Brom.
- Neil Warnock’s Middlesbrough will face West Brom in search of promotions on Saturday
- A loss to Baggies could spell the end for the experienced coach
- Boro is ranked 14th in the championship and his fans are restless
Neil Warnock faces a fight to save his job at Middlesbrough, and sources suggest that Saturday’s loss will likely seal his fate.
On Tuesday night, the veteran Boro boss broke the record when he took over his 1,602 game in league management. However, the 3-1 loss at Luton Town has pushed Warnock to the brink.
Insiders say a loss at the hands of West Bromwich Albion, who is chasing a promotion, this afternoon is likely to lead to President Steve Gibson showing the 72-year-old the door.
Neil Warnock could be fired as Middlesbrough manager if his team loses on Saturday
Fans shouted that Warnock, who replaced Jonathan Woodgate in June 2020, was fired following a loss at Reading in September and at Hull last month, but three wins quelled those calls.
However, the defeat at Kenilworth Road thanks to three goals in five minutes was the club’s second in a row and left it in 14th place in the Championship.
As Boro enters the game for the Hawthorns three points from the play-offs, Sportsmail understands that defeat may well mark the end of the road for Warnock, who, at eight, has earned more promotions than any coach in the English game. .
Boro is 14th in the table and faces a tough game against West Brom, who are pursuing promotion.
After succeeding Woodgate, he guided the club away from relegation. Last season they finished tenth.
Warnock joined the EFL as Scarborough’s coach in 1987 and has since taken over 14 clubs, including childhood Sheffield United.
“I never set out to do something like that,” Warnock said after breaking the record. ‘I can’t see something like this getting hit. In another 16-17 games, it will be the most games in the Football League. Hopefully I can keep my job a little longer. ‘