Next Middlesbrough Manager: A new name bursts into the frame

Jack Kitson by Jack Kitson / 06 June 2019, 14:47

Middlesbrough remain on the hunt for a new manager, three weeks after dispensing of Tony Pulis.

Jonathan Woodgate is still the favourite to step into senior management for the first time, and given chairman Steve Gibson’s history of appointing a rookie gaffer, the young coach could well stand a decent chance of bagging the Boro job.

Slavisa Jokanovic continues to be hotly linked, and the Serb represents an attractive option having previously led Watford and Fulham up to the Premier League. Speaking of promotion, Barnsley boss Daniel Stendel has achieved this feat with the Tykes with whom he’s just guided into the Championship, but only time will tell if a sudden job change is on the cards for the German.

Meanwhile, a new name has entered the next Middlesbrough manager market in Jorge Simao, now a 4/1 shot in the betting.

The Portuguese coach has been out of work since leaving his post at Boavista back in January, and after spending the entirety of his managerial career in his homeland The Telegraph reports that he “wants to work in England and is keen to take a job in the Championship.”

The same publication states that an interview has already taken place between club and manager, although TeessideLive claims this report is “wide of the remark”.

Brighton Under-23 coach Liam Rosenior is another name that’s been touted, although the likes of Mikel Arteta and John Terry have both drifted in the betting.

Gibson started from the start that the club would not rush an appointment, and so far he’s stayed true to his word, keeping the cards extremely close to his chest.

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