NEIL Warnock hasn’t officially retired from football management and insists his mid-season departure could see him get another job elsewhere.

Warnock’s 15 month stay with Middlesbrough came to an end yesterday with his final match in charge of the club being the 1-1 draw against West Brom.

The 72-year-old has been replaced by former Sheffield United manger Chris Wilder who was in attendance for an Under-23's tie yesterday. 

Warnock’s stay saw him keep Boro in the Championship in the 2019/20 season followed by a tenth place finish the following season.  He says that he enjoyed his time at the club, which was a job he always wanted.

Following the announcement of his departure, Warnock said: “I’ve had a great time and I am proud. The fans were amazing. Just look at them today.

“You have a couple who moan which you always get. But you look at us today and we had such a small squad with kids on the bench.

“It’s such a competitive league. But the fans have been great. 

“We’ve had some good times here, some frustrating times as well because I know we should be up there, but that’s life.”

While Warnock has always maintained the possibility of calling it a day at the end of the season, his mid-season dismissal has forced him to think otherwise.

Warnock added: “You never say never. I thought this season would be my end, but it’s not the end of the season is it?

“It’s only November, so you just never know.”