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Middlesbrough boss Neil Warnock hands a happy young fan an autographed photo of himself

Neil Warnock puts a smile on the face of a happy young fan after giving her an autographed photo of himself following Middlesbrough’s win at Tavistock AFC… and the good-hearted veteran carries the gifts in his bum bag!

  • Middlesbrough boss Neil Warnock is praised for his generosity
  • Warnock, 72, made a happy fan’s day after giving her a pre-signed photo
  • In the heartwarming clip, Warnock is seen fishing for the gift in his bum bag
  • He then presents it to a young girl in an act that shows his softer side

Middlesbrough boss Neil Warnock put a smile on the face of a happy young football supporter after he handed her an autographed photo of himself.

Warnock, 72, is known for his no-nonsense character on the sidelines during matches, but it was his generous side that got social media talking Wednesday night.

In a heartwarming clip on Twitter, Warnock can be seen fishing around in a fanny pack before handing the gift over to the overjoyed fan.

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Warnock was seen on camera looking for a pre-signed photo in his bum bag

Then, in a heartwarming moment, he handed the gift to a young girl on the grounds of Tavistock AFC

Middlesbrough boss Neil Warnock handed an autographed photo of himself to a lucky fan

His team has been preparing for another championship campaign in recent weeks and Middlesbrough’s final test came against Tavistock AFC in a friendly.

They came out handsome 7-0 victors, leaving Warnock a very happy man indeed, and his selfless performance at full-time completed the occasion.

“What a lovely gesture,” said the user who shared the beautiful images. “Thank you Neil, my daughter is overjoyed.”

Usually known for his no-nonsense coaching style, Warnock's selfless act saw him showered with praise

Warnock, now 72, will lead Middlesbrough into next season in what may be his last job in football

Warnock is known for his no-nonsense style, but it was his generous side that shone through

Perhaps the biggest talking point of the game was the fact that veteran coach Warnock carries the pictures of himself on his person.

But the former Sheffield United and Cardiff manager has justly been praised, and Yannick Bolasie also praised his brilliant gesture.

“What a guy!” Bolasie, who played under Warnock at Middlesbrough last season, wrote on Twitter. “#Gaffer, last of a dying breed.”

The game was the club’s third preseason so far, and the second of their week-long training camp in the Southwest.

Veteran tactician Warnock will guide Middlesbrough into his first full campaign in charge there

Veteran tactician Warnock will guide Middlesbrough into his first full campaign in charge there

Yannick Bolasie praised Warnock for his selfless performance during Boro's friendly win over Tavistock AFC

Yannick Bolasie praised Warnock for his selfless performance during Boro’s friendly win over Tavistock AFC

Reflecting on the emphatic result, Warnock said, via Teesside Live: ‘It was very hot again, but we didn’t do much this morning.

‘I recently thought we looked a bit leggy at times.

“But it’s about getting them fit in the pre-season while we also managed to give a few guys some rest and a few other guys minutes.”

Next up for Middlesbrough is Plymouth, with two more games to go before they open their new domestic campaign against Fulham.

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