Fulham boss Scott Parker has stated that he thinks Jonathan Woodgate will get it right in the long-term at Middlesbrough.
Boro have had a torrid start to the season, and find themselves sitting in the relegation zone following Saturday’s goalless draw with Fulham.
It was a particularly disappointing result due to the fact that the Cottagers had been reduced to ten men so early in the game.
It caps off a struggling few months for Woodgate and his side, and he’ll be hoping he can turn their fortunes around sooner rather than later if they’re to push up the league.
Supporters on Teesside won’t accept a relegation fight, and Saturday’s opposition manager Parker expressed that he thinks Woodgate will be successful in the future.
Speaking to Teesside Live, Parker said: “Middlesbrough have a good young coach who I’m sure will get it right over time.”
On the game, he said: “It’s the most proud I’ve been of my team since I’ve been sitting in this position.
“This is a massive moment for us. It felt like a massive moment for me.”
Will Woodgate get it right at Middlesbrough?
It’s set to be a rocky ride for Middlesbrough this season, after what has been a really poor start to the campaign for them. They need results and fast, otherwise Steve Gibson may have no choice but to fire the boss.
Boro are obviously in a rebuilding stage but won’t want this poor run to go on much longer. As much as the supporters want to give Woodgate a go, relegation would be truly atrocious for the club and be one of the biggest surprises of the season.
It’s good to see that Parker thinks that he’ll be a top manager in the future, but this learning curve may be the best thing that will happen to Woodgate in his managerial career.