Wigan Athletic old-boy odds-on favourite for Championship post
Former Wigan Athletic star Lee Cattermole is now the odds-on favourite with the bookies to take the vacant Middlesbrough job.
The 34-year-old moved into an assistant coaching role with Middlesbrough’s first-team following Chris Wilder’s sacking at the Riverside.
Boro announced Wilder’s contract has been terminated with immediate effect following the 2-0 defeat at Coventry, which left the club 22nd in the Championship at the time.
Leo Percovich has taken over first-team affairs on an interim basis, and is being assisted by Craig Liddle, Mark Tinkler and Cattermole, who are expected to remain at the helm for this weekend’s home clash with Blackburn.
Cattermole was appointed Boro’s under-18s coach in January after retiring as a player in 2020 following a long stint with Sunderland and a season in Holland.
The former midfielder is now the strong favourite with Sky Bet after ex-Manchester United man Michael Carrick pulled out of the running.
Cattermole made 35 appearances for Latics under Steve Bruce between 2008/09, scoring two goals.