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‘Absolute joke’ – Middlesbrough fans furious with club’s latest decision

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Middlesbrough will be one of many Championship sides embarking on the 2017/18 season with a new manager at the helm.

The North East outfit suffered relegation from the Premier League last term after a disastrous campaign in the top-flight, winning just five of their 38 league matches to finish 12 points adrift of safety in 19th.

The man that led them there, Aitor Karanka, was sacked in March as a result of their woeful run of form, although successor Steve Agnew fared little better, with their relegation back to the second tier confirmed following a 3-0 defeat at champions Chelsea on May 8.

However, optimism has been restored around the Riverside Stadium following the appointment of former Leeds and Swansea boss Garry Monk, who resigned from his post at Elland Road last month after failing to agree a new long-term deal with new Italian owner Andrea Radrizzani.

Nonetheless, Leeds’ loss is certainly Boro’s gain, and Monk has already been busy assessing his squad in his first few weeks in charge, with midfielder Viktor Fischer one man who won’t be donning the red of Middlesbrough next season.

The 23-year-old has officially joined Bundesliga side Mainz for an undisclosed fee, bringing to an end a tricky 12-month stint in the North East, in which time the youngster managed 16 appearances, grabbing three assists in the process.

And news of Fischer’s departure stimulated quite the response from Boro supporters on Twitter, with many frustrated and disappointed at the club’s decision to let the talented attacker leave the club…


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