Chris Wilder Sacked By Middlesbrough

By Chimezie Nebolisa

English Championship side Middlesbrough have relieved club manager Chris Wilder of his job just less than a year on the job.

Middlesbrough have won only two of their 11 league games this season, and sit pretty well in the relegation zone after Saturday's 1-0 defeat at Coventry.

A club statement released read: "Middlesbrough Football Club have terminated the contract of manager Chris Wilder with immediate effect. Leo Percovich will take over first-team affairs in the interim basis, assisted by Craig Liddle, Mark Tinkler and Lee Cattermole. The club would like to place on record its thanks to Chris and his staff for all their hard work over the past 11 months."

Wilder, who replaced Neil Warnock at Middlesbrough last November, won promotion to the Premier League with former club Sheffield United in 2019.