Chris Wilder sacked by Middlesbrough after 11 months at Riverside Stadium | Soccer News


Middlesbrough have announced they have terminated Chris Wilder’s contract after less than a year.

Boro lost 1-0 to bottom side Coventry on Saturday and currently sit 22nd in the table having won just two of their opening 11 league games this season.

A statement on the club’s official website read: “Middlesbrough Football Club have terminated manager Chris Wilder’s contract with immediate effect.

“Leo Percovich will take care of first-team affairs on an interim basis, assisted by Craig Liddle, Mark Tinkler and Lee Cattermole.

“The club would like to express their thanks to Chris and his team for all their hard work over the past 11 months.”

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Highlights from the Sky Bet Championship game between Coventry City and Middlesbrough.

Wilder took over at Riverside Stadium on November 7, 2021, a day after Neil Warnock left the club by mutual consent after an indifferent start to the season.

The 55-year-old put Boro back on track with six wins in their first 10 league games, but then they missed out on a place in the Championship play-offs by a five-point margin.

The exit of the former Sheffield United boss means a third of all clubs in the Championship have changed managers since the start of the season.

Michael O’Neill (Stoke), Danny Schofield (Huddersfield), Steve Morison (Cardiff), Rob Edwards (Watford), Shota Arveladze (Hull) and Wilder have all been sacked, while Alex Neil has left Sunderland to take charge Stoke and Paul. Warne has left Rotherham to replace Liam Rosenior at Derby.




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