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Boro ponder escape expert

2017-03-17 08:44:00, Views: 291, ClubCall

Boro ponder escape expert

Middlesbrough chairman Steve Gibson could turn to a proven firefighter as he plots the way forward after sacking Aitor Karanka.

Boro announced that the 43-year-old Spaniard had left the club on Thursday morning with them sitting in 19th place in the Premier League table, without a win since December and three points shy of safety with just 11 games remaining.

It is hardly the ideal position from which to attempt to lure a replacement to the Riverside Stadium and Gibson could seek to make an interim appointment - just as derby rivals Sunderland did successfully with Dick Advocaat two seasons ago - in a bid to stave off the drop and leave a new man with something to build upon.

Reports claim tentative enquiries have been made about the availability of hugely experienced Dutchman Guus Hiddink, although the noises coming from his camp are less than encouraging.

However, while assistant head coach Steve Agnew has been placed in charge of team affairs for the time being ahead of Sunday's clash with Manchester United, sources on Teesside have indicated that a temporary appointment could yet prove the way forward.



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