NEIL WARNOCK went viral last night as the no-nonsense Middlesbrough boss sent a lucky fan ‘over the moon’.
The 72-year-old, who lives near Stoke Clemsland, Cornwall, is currently on a pre-season tour in Devon with his championship squad in South West.
Last night Borough traveled to local non-league outfit Tavistock AFC for their latest friendly.
But it was Warnock’s touching gesture after his team’s 7-0 victory that got Twitter into the limelight.
A clip was posted after Warnock arrived in a bomb bag near the touchline while speaking to the audience.
He then took out a signed photograph of himself before handing the gift to a young girl.
Sharing the footage online, the baby’s father, Lee Hall, captioned it: “What a lovely touch.
“Thanks Neil, my daughter is over the moon.”
The video soon went viral and another person shared his recent encounter with the record-breaking manager.
Posting a photo of the two doing thumbs up with Warnock, she wrote: “Love him We were in Cornwall a month ago and just bumped into him and Mrs W Lou! They stood and talked for centuries and both were very cute!”
Fans liked the fact that Warnock carries himself around in a bum bag as he was fully praised for his kind act.
And former Boro star Yannick Bolasi joined in too, tweeting: “What a man! #Gafar, the last of a dying breed.
Warnock made EFL history last season by winning a record 11th Sky Bet Championship Manager of the Month award.
He was already ahead of Chris Houghton in the all-time standings before he had another scoop for his collection after an unbeaten October.
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Warnock took over at The Riverside in June 2020 and guided the club to safety, winning four of his eight games in his final stint after Project Restart.
The former Cardiff City and Sheffield United boss, now the oldest manager in England since Roy Hodgson left Crystal Palace, recently signed a new one-year deal at Borough after they missed the play-offs of the previous term Were.
He is now chasing a record ninth promotion as manager and is celebrating becoming the seventh man to command 1,500 matches in Britain last autumn.
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