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Next Middlesbrough manager: Who will replace Steve Agnew? All the information you need on next Middlesbrough manager odds

Steve Agnew, caretaker manager of Middlesbrough

Next Middlesbrough manager: With Boro relegated back to the Championship, the Teessiders seem unlikely to keep Steve Agnew as a permanent boss - but who will come in to try and take the club back to the Premier League?

Club Status

Formed over 140 years ago, Middlesbrough are considered one of the big-three in the north-east along with Sunderland and Newcastle United.

Boro may have only one major honour, the League Cup, but they surprised many en route to the UEFA Cup final in 2006. Before their successes in the modern era, Middlesbrough achieved their highest-ever league finish - third place - in the 1913-14 season. 

The club have also been blessed with some legendary players, none bigger than Brazilian star Juninho. However, Brian Clough, Wilf Mannion, Gareth Southgate, Tony Mowbray, George Camsell, George Hardwick, Willie Maddren, John Hickton and Bernie Slaven are also considered Boro legends. Paul Gascoigne, Bryan Robson, Graeme Souness and Nobby Stiles also represented the club at one point or another.

The Riverside Stadium has been Middlesbrough's home since 1995 and has a current capacity of 33,746, however, there is provisional planning in place to expand to 42,000. 

Though the club can expect 25,000 match-going fans while in the Championship, this is unusually high for teams competing in the second tier and, with a consistent run in the Premier League, one would expect them to regularly sell-out the Riverside thanks to a large fan-base. 

After seven years in the second tier of English football, Middlesbrough returned to the top flight - the Premier League - in 2016, having finished in second place in the Championship. However a lack of goals over the course of the campaign saw them struggle and finish in 19th place and return to the second tier immediately.

Last Middlesbrough Manager


Aitor Karanka

A defender during his playing days, 42-year-old Karanka represented Athletic Bilbao (twice) and Real Madrid during his playing days, winning the Champions League thrice. 

As a coach, he received the internships of all internships with three years at Real Madrid as an assistant, even operating under legendary coach and all-round trophy magnet Jose Mourinho, before taking over the Middlesbrough dugout in 2013.

After a couple of very successful seasons in the dugout including a promotion to the Premier League, the Spanish boss struggled to cope with demands of the English top tier and with the club teetering on the brink of relegation back to the Championship, he was been sacked by chairman Steve Gibson. He's now being linked with clubs such as Leeds United and Sunderland.

Aitor Karanka's tenure included a promotion to the Premier League, but he struggled to get the best out of his side in the top tier (Getty).

Next Middlesbrough Manager Odds


Whoever comes in at the Riverside Stadium in the coming weeks faces a very tough job to keep the club in the Premier League. Might Gibson look for a manager with a proven track record, or take something of a risk? May he even turn back the clock to bringing in a former player like Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink or Jonathan Woodgate?

Nigel Pearson has experience of keeping clubs in the Premier League as he kept Leicester City in the division a few seasons ago, whilst his replacement at the King Power Claudio Ranieri went on to lift the trophy in incredible circumstances, but he now finds himself out of a job following a tough spell in charge of Derby County.

However, the current favourite in the running is Garry Monk. It came as something of a surprise when the former Swansea coach left Leeds at the end of the season following a decent season with the club and he plays an attractive style that would no doubt go down well with fans at the Riverside Stadium.

Here are the latest next Middlesbrough manager odds from Sky Bet

Next Middlesbrough manager odds

ManagerOdds from Sky Bet
Garry Monk4/9
Nigel Pearson13/8
Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink20/1
Slavisa Jokanovic22/1
Steve Agnew25/1
David Wagner25/1
Martin O'Neill25/1
Jaap Stam25/1
Ryan Giggs25/1
Alan Pardew25/1
Nigel Clough25/1
33/1 bar




Main Coaching Staff

Main Coaching Staff

NameRole
Steve AgnewAssistant Manager
Leo PercovichGoalkeeping Coach
Juanjo VilaHead of Match Analysis
Adam KerrHead of Fitness



Key Influences - Who helps decide on the manager's future?


Chairman Steve Gibson is the boss, while chief executive Neil Bausor, chief operating officer Mark Ellis and chief financial officer Michael James complete the executive membership of the board.

Significant Previous Managers

Significant Previous Managers

NameTenure
Peter McWilliam1927-1934
Bryan Robson1994-2000
Steve McClaren2001-2006


Club Honours

Club Honours

TitleYear
League Cup2003-2004


Potential Future Middlesbrough Managers and next Middlesbrough Manager Betting Advice


Garry Monk now appears to be in pole position to be hired at the Riverside Stadium. Although he was eventually sacked by Swansea, he won many admirers for his passing brand of football and he was popular at Leeds United during his last job too, before leaving under a cloud at the end of last season.

Nigel Pearson, who played over 100 games for the Boro in the final four years of his playing career, is the second favourite. Pearson has experience in winning promotion from this division although he can be a divisive character, he has worked wonders with Leicester in the past in the Championship.

Elsewhere in the running are a few former players, including ex-QPR boss Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink. Alan Pardew remains out of a job since his sacking from Crystal Palace and he could be tempted to move back to the North East, whilst there's still a chance for current caretaker boss Steve Agnew to be given the job permanently.


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