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Garry Monk appointed new Middlesbrough manager

Middlesbrough have officially appointed Garry Monk as their new manager. The former Swansea City boss will take the reigns at the Riverside, just two weeks after he resigned as manager of Leeds United. 

According to the GazzeteLive, Garry Monk was the club’s top target. Club chariman Steve Gibson, is said to be a big admirer of Monk. Gibson also believes in Monk’s managerial ability, furthermore believing he can guide the club back to the Premier League.

Steve Gibson also believes that Garry Monk possesses a great temperament. One to which he believes can guide the modern day dressing, in football.

The Telegraph are reporting that Monk has signed a three-year contract. Despite the club reportedly holding talks with Nigel Pearson and Steve Agnew, Monk has put pen to paper. Furthermore this would officially ended any interest from Sunderland, as they were also linked with his services.

The official Middlesbrough club website confirmed the appointment. In addition to this, the site also confirmed he will officially be unveiled as manager at a press conference on Monday.

Last month, Garry Monk resigned as manager of Leeds United. His decision to depart Elland Road was due to not reaching a contractual agreement, with the club new owner. Prior to leaving Leeds, Monk’s services were touted by Middlesbrough, as his future in Yorkshire had been unclear for sometime.

The former Swansea City player, who also managed the Welsh side, possesses credible experience. Monk spent two seasons managing Swansea, finishing eighth in his first season, with a record tally of points. Upon departing Swansea, Monk was appointed Leeds United manager.

During his tenure at Leeds, Monk maintained a play-off push for majority of the season. However they dropped out of the play-offs, ultimately finshing 7th. After just one season in-charge, on May 25th, Monk resigned as manager.

Middlesbrough fans: Are you pleased with this appointment? Is Garry Monk the ideal man for the job? Let us know!  

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