Tony Pulis favourite to replace sacked Garry Monk at Middlesbrough

Jack Kitson by Jack Kitson / 23 December 2017, 22:04

Middlesbrough have sacked Garry Monk just a few hours after they beat Sheffield Wednesday 2-1 at Hillsborough.

The Championship outfit obviously aren't feeling the Christmas spirit this year.

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Monk had come under pressure following a wobbly run of form during which Boro had lost four of their last six games.

However, Saturday's come-from-behind win away to Wednesday appeared to be a timely confidence booster heading into Christmas...but no, it instead proved to be Monk's final game in charge.

Savage timing.

The 38-year-old, who becomes the fourth Championship casualty of the season, departs with a record of 12 wins, five draws and nine defeats from 26 games at the helm, with the club 9th in the table, three points off the play-offs.

Monk took charge of the Riverside outfit in the summer after he surprisingly switched dugouts from Leeds, where he'd spent the previous season.

He was pin-pointed as the man to lead Boro to an instant return to the Premier League following their relegation last term, but after just six months he's been discarded.

By pure coincidence Monk's former team Swansea are on the hunt for a new manager so it will be interesting to see if a stopry develops there...he's instantly been cut to just 3/1 to return to the Liberty Stadium...

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Boro are next in action on Boxing Day at home to Bolton, followed by clashes against Aston Villa and Preston.

At the time of writing it's former West Brom boss Tony Pulis who has been installed as the early favourite for the Boro post, with the likes of Nigel Pearson, Paul Clement, and Ronald Koeman all featuring in the betting.


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