Steve Agnew remains hopeful of landing the permanent Middlesbrough job, with the club yet to appoint a successor to Aitor Karanka, who left his post almost four months ago, reports the Northern Echo.
Karanka left the Riverside Stadium in March, with Boro facing relegation from the Premier League, and Agnew stepped in on a temporary basis to oversee the remainder of the 2016/17 campaign.
Boro were ultimately relegated into the Sky Bet Championship, but are yet to appoint a permanent successor to Karanka, with Agnew still hopeful he will be appointed on a permanent basis.
Agnew has met with Boro’s owner, Steve Gibson, to discuss plans for pre-season and it is understood that the 51-year old has the backing of the dressing room, despite never permanently managing a club in his career.
Reports suggest that Garry Monk and Nigel Pearson are set for interviews with Boro in the coming weeks over the managerial vacancy.
Monk left his role as Leeds United’s head-coach just last week, and is favourite for the job ahead of Pearson, who has been without work since leaving Derby County in the early stages of the 2016/17 season.
However, the Northern Echo also reports that there has been complete silence from Middlesbrough over their search for a new head-coach, with Gibson giving very little away in his quest to replace Karanka.
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