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Monk confirmed as new Middlesbrough manager after leaving Leeds

Date Posted,June 8, 2017

Garry Monk has been confirmed as the new the manager of Middlesbrough .

Monk, who quit Leeds last month, has beaten one-time Boro player Nigel Pearson to the job after both men were interviewed by chairman Steve Gibson.

Monk was also approached by Middlesbrough’s also-relegated, equally-managerless neighbours Sunderland .

But, with no appointment imminent at the Stadium of Light following David Moyes’ resignation, the Teessiders stole a march on their rivals.

Monk quit Leeds earlier this summer (Photo: PA)
Nigel Pearson
Pearson was also interviewed for the role (Photo: PA Wire)

He replaces Aitor Karanka, who was sacked in March as Boro tried in vain to avoid an instant return to the Championship.

Monk will be given cash to mount a promotion campaign.

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