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Gary Monk agrees to take over as Middlesbrough manager

Gary Monk has agreed to take over as Middlesbrough manager according to reports.

The former Swansea City and Leeds United boss has been heavily with a move to the relegated Premier League club ever since he quit his role at Elland Road last month.

Monk left Leeds after being unable to reach an agreement with new Leeds owner Andrea Radrizzani, who had only taken over the club two days previously.

The former defender had a very good season in charge of the West Yorkshire side in the Championship last season, and would have made the playoffs if not for an end of season collapse that saw them finish just outside of the top six.

However Derek Clark, a journalist for Radio Yorkshire, believes that Gary Monk and James Beattie have agreed to take over at Middlesbrough with a deal to be announced in the coming days.

Former Leicester City boss Nigel Pearson was also believed to be one of the main candidates for the role but it seems as though Middlesbrough owner Steve Gibson has chosen his man.

Middlesbrough were relegated after a disappointing campaign under Aitor Karanka and Steve Agnew.

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