Middlesbrough has confirmed the appointment of Garry Monk who is the former boss of Leads United and Swansea.
The Club made the announcement on Friday after taking a step down to the Championship following their relegation last season.
Gary Monk was chosen by the club after series of interviews with other coaches and is set to sign a deal for a minimum of three years.
Gary Monk’s last role was with Leeds United but left on the 25th of May as he couldn’t reach an agreement with the new owner of the club, Andrea Radrizzani.
He was also in charge of English Premier League side, Swansea City for two seasons before taking Leads United to the seventh spot in last year’s Championship, which is their highest spot in the last four seasons.
Middlesbrough was relegated last season after they ended the season in the 19th spot after winning only five games in the entire season under two managers, Aitor Karanka and Steve Agnew.
Steve Agnew was appointed after Karanka was fired on the 16th of March but couldn’t do enough to stop the team from relegating to a lower division and is expected to carry on in his role at the club.
It is expected former Everton and Southampton striker, James Beatie will join the coaching staff of Gary Monk after working with him during his time in Leeds United.
Clash Of Personalities At Leeds
Gary Monk had a 1-year rolling contract with Leeds United and it was expected that he would sign a new contract with the club this year. But things changed after Radrizzani assumed full control of the club from a fellow shareholder, Massimo Cellino.
Thus, after months of speculation, Gary Monk revealed that he would be moving on and will now be in charge of Middlesbrough as they look to return to the EPL next season.