Chris Wilder has been sacked by Middlesbrough after only 11 months in charge at the Championship club.
The decision was taken following the 1-0 defeat at Coventry which left the club languishing in the bottom three of the table. Boro have won only two of their 11 Championship matches this season.
A club statement 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.”
The caretaker manager, Percovich, has worked in two spells at Middlesbrough, since 2013 as a goalkeeping coach under Aitor Karanka and then, after a short time at Fuminense, from 2019 as assistant to Woodgate and then Wilder.
Boro’s next match is on Wednesday at home against Birmingham City, who sit only three points above them in the table.