Monk set to join Middlesbrough


Derek Clark, head of Sport at Radio Yorkshire, has claimed that Garry Monk will be appointed as the new Middlesbrough boss ahead of next season.

Clark said on Twitter that he’s led to believe that the announcement about the ex-Leeds United manager will be made in the coming days, and that Monk will be joined by James Beattie.

Middlesbrough’s previous manager Aitor Karanka was sacked back in March after three-and-a-half years at the helm of the club.

Garry Monk resigned from his Leeds position last month after just one season at the club.

Monk guided Leeds to within a whisker of the play-off places but ended up in seventh after a disappointing run of results at the end of the season.

Karanka was linked to the Leeds job, but the Whites have since moved to distance themselves from the speculation, also ruling out moves for Simon Grayson and Michael Laudrup.

Now it looks like Monk could be the man to replace Karanka as the side relegated from the Premier League look for an experienced Championship campaigner.

After Monk’s performance for Leeds it would seem like a good fit.

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