According to Sky Sports’ Rob Dorsett, Middlesbrough are set to appoint either Nigel Pearson or Garry Monk as the club’s next permanent manager, with both recently interviewed by the club.
Aitor Karanka left the Riverside Stadium back in March, with Boro struggling in the Premier League, and it was left to Steve Agnew to oversee the final stages of the 2016/17 season, which eventually saw the club suffer relegation.
Told #boro will choose between Nigel Pearson and Garry Monk for next manager. Both have been interviewed by Steve Gibson, who'll decide soon
— Rob Dorsett (@RobDorsettSky) June 8, 2017
Boro are now preparing for their return to the Sky Bet Championship, and are set to complete the first stages of their plan, by appointing Karanka’s permanent replacement.
Steve Gibson has interviewed both Pearson and Monk, and is set to make the final decision on who will be appointed at the Riverside Stadium this summer, with Agnew seemingly not under consideration following his caretaker spell.
Pearson has been out of work since he left Derby County last October, after a difficult start to the 2016/17 campaign at the Pride Park Stadium, whilst Monk is looking for a quick return to management following his departure from Leeds United.
Monk led Leeds to a seventh-placed finish in the Championship last season, but shocked the Whites by handing in his resignation last month, after failing to agree a contract extension at Elland Road.
Boro fans… Who do you expect Gibson to appoint as your club’s next manager? Let us know your thoughts!