Two of the Championship’s most experienced managers have committed their futures to their respective clubs.

Mick McCarthy has signed a two-year contract with Cardiff City after guiding the Bluebirds into play-off contention having picked up 24 points in his 10 matches in charge.

McCarthy, who replaced Neil Harris in January, had initially signed a contract until the end of the season, but that has now been extended until 2023.

Meanwhile, Neil Warnock has confirmed that will remain in charge of Middlesbrough for next season. Warnock has been in charge of the Riverside club for approaching two years and with the club five points outside the play-offs, he has committed his future to the club as he goes in search of a ninth promotion.

McCarthy, aged 62, told his club’s website: “I have enjoyed every minute of the time we’ve had at this great club so far and we’re delighted to be staying. I’d like to thank Vincent for offering us the opportunity to do that.

“The players have responded to us over these past ten games in the manner we hoped they would, and it’s a pleasure working with them each day in training. Credit to them for the efforts they’ve put in so far and the results they’ve earned. They’re enjoying it and deservedly so. I’m very much looking forward to the future.”

Meanwhile, 72-year-old Warnock says the planned return of supporters for next season was a big reason for his decision to stay on.

"It wasn't really in doubt," Warnock told his club’s website.

"I've enjoyed my time here and achieved what I wanted to so far. 

"It'll be great to have the fans back when we can - that's what we all want and it can't come quick enough. You can see a light at the end of the tunnel, but let's be careful until we get there. 

"I think we can all look forward now - at my age you know you're not staying on to make up the numbers and I thrive on success, and that's what I'll be striving for."