Relegated side from the top flight, Middlesbrough FC have named former Leeds United coach Garry Monk as the new boss to lead the team as they settle to life in the Championship.
Monk is expected to be unveiled on Monday to the public. The 38-year old left his former club recently. There are reports that he was unable to reach an agreement with the new owner of Leeds Andrea Radrizzani.
The boss has experience managing Swansea in the top flight back in 2014 before leading United to a top seven finish in the Championship this season.
Boro former coaches Steve Agnew and AitorKaranka were unable to help the club remain in the top flight after just a year there. Agnew came on in March but the rot was too bad to be rectified as they returned to the second division.
Monk is expected to take a staff from Leeds James Beattie along. The former Southampton and Everton forward was part of Monk’s team back at Leeds and is believed would help him settle quickly in the new role.
Monk was expected to continue his role at Leeds. He had signed a year rolling deal but as he could not agree with Radrizzani he decided to leave. The new owner had taken over from Massimo Cellino and is thought to be keen on pushing his agenda. Monk did not disclose specifically why he left, he just revealed that they were not able to agree on the way forward.
Boro would be hoping to manage the new budget well and succeed in the Championship.