Middlesbrough boss Mowbray pays tribute to Jack Watson

Jack Watson

Middlesbrough manager Tony Mowbray has paid tribute to his late colleague Jack Watson, who passed away on Saturday.

Watson, who died at the age of 90 after a short illness, was a coach and scout for around 50 years, and worked with Mowbray at all the clubs he managed.

"From being a young boy, leaving school, Jack was on the scouting team," Mowbray told BBC Tees.

"As a manager he's worked very closely with me, he was an inspiration to us all and a very sad loss for our staff."

In addition to his work as a scout across the north east and Cumbria with Hartlepool, Middlesbrough and Sunderland, and a spell as caretaker boss in charge at Darlington, Watson was also a cricketer with Durham and Northumberland.