Neil Warnock

Middlesbrough manager Neil Warnock broke the record for the most games managed in English professional football on Tuesday night.

Boro lost 3-1 to Luton with the game being Warnock’s 1,602 in a career that has spanned with 14 clubs.

It is a remarkable figure, but one he admits he never imagined reaching: “I never set out to do anything like that. I can’t see something like this being beaten. In another 16-17 games, it will be the most football League games. Hopefully, I can keep my job a bit longer.

“Simon Jordan got me out of retirement at Palace because I thought I was going to be finished after Sheffield United. He told me to have a couple of months and help him out and it’s things like that that have kept me in it. Rotherham United was special. They got me back in after I’d called it a day then.

“Those circumstances and having those 16 games at Rotherham really whetted my appetite for the Cardiff carry-on. You can’t put your finger on just one thing that keeps you coming back.”



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