Middlesbrough will take their time over the appointment of their next permanent manager, and are not close to appointing Garry Monk, despite recent reports, according to the Gazette Live.
Reports over the weekend suggested Monk was set to arrive at the Riverside Stadium, as Aitor Karanka’s permanent replacement as Boro’s manager.
However, a senior source has told the Gazette that Boro will take their time with appointing their next manager, and that the club had no intentions of “rushing it.”
Nigel Pearson and Steve Agnew, who took temporary charge following Karanka’s dismissal, are two names to have been linked to the vacancy, along with Monk, who remains favourite.
Monk has just one season of experience in the Sky Bet Championship, having helped Leeds United to seventh during the 2016/17 campaign.
The 38-year old shocked the Whites last month by handing in his resignation as the club’s head-coach, stating he could not agree on a new deal at Elland Road.
Reports suggesting Monk was set to be appointed by Boro also stated that the former Swansea City boss was set to bring James Beattie to the Riverside Stadium as his assistant, ditching Pep Clotet, who has since become the favourite for the Leeds job.
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