Middlesbrough owner Steve Gibson will give manager Jonathan Woodgate more time to turn things around, according to reports in the local media
It was claimed yesterday that former Cardiff boss Neil Warnock was being eyed as Woodgate’s replacement with the 71-year-old being targeted by Gibson to rescue Boro’s season.
However, despite the Teessiders being thrashed 4-0 by Leeds at the weekend, Woodgate is expected to be in the dugout when Middlesbrough play Charlton on Saturday.
Boro have won just once in twelve matches, and that victory came against bottom of the table Barnsley. They are just one point off the relegation places, currently sitting 20th in the table.
Woodgate is suffering from an injury crisis at the moment, which is certainly hampering his team, but the poor results did precede the current fitness issues.
Young managers do need time in order to get used to being in the hot seat, but with the threat of relegation looming, it remains to be seen how much time Woodgate will get.