Now the dust has settled after Garry Monk’s surprising dismissal, I take a look at who I would like to replace the Englishmen.
Despite winning against Sheffield Wednesday 2-1, Garry Monk was given his marching orders after just seven months in charge which makes him the shortest serving manager in the clubs history.
The timing of the sacking was a surprise with it coming so close to Christmas and after a hard fought away win but the sacking was coming.
From day one, Monk never seemed to connect with fans and always came across very arrogant in his press conferences, constantly referring back to the errors of last season and shifting the blame onto others and not himself.
Personally I’m happy Monk has gone and I think the club will benefit from getting rid of Monk now and not waiting for results to improve.
At the end of the day, football is a results business and if you aren’t getting the correct results then you shouldn’t expect to be in the business much longer.
So who would I like to see replace Monk?
Well for me I would love to the return of former manager Aitor Karanka.
For me Karanka is the prefect fit, he knows the club and the division inside out but most importantly he is still loved by many fans.
Some fans may think his style is boring but it bought upon some of the best moments in Boro’s recent history, something even the biggest anti-Karanka fans will agree with.
Karanka also knows a lot of the squad and I think if he were to return he would get the best out of the current players as I believe the majority of trouble makers left in the summer.
If not Karanka then I would like to see Tony Pulis, some will think Pulis will bring a boring and lacklustre style of play but it can’t get any worse than Garry Monk’s style.
Pulis and Karanka would both get results for Boro and I reckon whichever is appointed would get Middlesbrough into the play-offs.
Thanks for reading,
By Jake Self