Middlesbrough manager Neil Warnock will complete a record 1,602 games managed in professional football when his side play Luton this evening.

After making 327 Football League appearances as a player in what is now League One and League Two, Warnock dropped into the non league game with Burton Albion, after retiring as a player he became a manager in 1980.

Warnock started his managerial career in non league football with Gainsbrough Trinity, then Burton Albion and Scarborough.

He took Scarborough into the Football League in 1987. They were the first team to win automatic promotion after the re-election system was abolished.

After leaving Scarborough in 1989 he later managed Notts County, Torquay United, Huddersfield Town, Plymouth Argyle, Oldham, Bury, Sheffield United, Crystal Palace (twice), QPR (twice), Leeds United, Rotherham, Cardiff City and Middlesbrough. He has won eight promotions in his illustrious career.

Eight of these games were managed against Hereford United.

Hereford United 1-1 Scarborough – 20th October 1987 – Division Four

Scarborough 2-1 Hereford United – 9th April 1988 – Division Four

Hereford United 1-3 Scarborough – 17th September 1988 – Division Four

Hereford United 1-1 Notts County (County win 4-3 on pens) – 21st February 1990 – Sherpa Van Quarter Final

Torquay United 0-0 Hereford United – 24th April 1993 – Division Three

Plymouth Argyle 0-1 Hereford United – 29th August 1995 – Division Three

Hereford United 3-0 Plymouth Argyle – 16th April 1996 – Division Three

Crystal Palace 2-1 Hereford United – 12th August 2008 – League Cup

Current table

Dario Gradi 1,601

Neil Warnock 1,601

Fred Everiss 1,524

Sir Alex Ferguson 1,503

Brian Clough 1,451

Bulls News Archive on Warnock – 2007 -> Bulls News: I trotted off after Turner says Warnock

2008 -> Bulls News: It could be a Late Night for the Bulls

2008 -> Bulls News: Warnock has lot of respect for Turner

Congratulations Neil from the Your Herefordshire team.