Middlesbrough part ways with Karanka

Aitor Karanka has been with the club for more than three years and he left the club by mutual consent

er Another Premier League club’s board have made the decision to change their manager in mid-season as Middlesbrough have parted ways with Spanish coach Aitor Karanka after the club dropped down to the lower end of the table and received the threat of relegation just a season after earning promotion from the Championship.

Boro haven’t recorded a victory in their last 10 matches and have just 11 matches to climb out of the relegation zone.

They hold the unpopular record of being the least prolific Premier League side this campaign with just 19 goals.

Assistant coach Steve Agnew will take control of the first team now until a replacement is found.

“This club will always hold a special place for me,” said Karanka, 43.

“I’d like to thank Middlesbrough for a wonderful opportunity and the players, staff and all the people at the club who I have worked with.”

Former Leicester manager Nigel Pearson is the early favourite to succeed Karanka.


About Filip Jakjimoski

Filip Jakjimoski is a soccer writer and an aspiring soccer coach from Skopje, Macedonia. As a lifelong Barclays Premier League fan he mostly covers the English top tier, giving news, match previews and tactical analysis. His pieces have been published in numerous local sport sites.