It has been a week of turmoil at Middlesbrough, with two defeats to opposition in the bottom three, seeing the club lose ground in the race for the title, and clinging on to their automatic promotion berth.
The defeat at Rotherham in midweek led to manager Aitor Karanka questioning the spirit of his team and if they had the stomach for promotion, words which clearly did not go down well.
Reports soon emerged of a major bust up between Karanka and his players following the meeting and criticism, and the Spaniard did not make the trip to Charlton at the weekend.
Boro came out of the game with nothing and looked a shadow of the team that had impressed so much in the period of the season leading up to the January transfer window.
With talks set to take place between Karanka and chairman Steve Gibson today over the manager’s future, talk has already begun about who could potentially replace Karanka should he vacate his position.
Here at FLW, our writer Lee Connor takes a look at FIVE potential replacements for Aitor Karanka…….
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