Karanka sacked by Middlesbrough

  • Karanka sacked by Middlesbrough

Karanka sacked by Middlesbrough

Middlesbrough head coach Aitor Karanka has agreed to leave the club by mutual consent.

Boro sacked Aitor Karanka on Thursday morning, with the side without a win in their last 10 Premier League games and are now sat just three points from safety in 19th position. But will it keep them up?

Arsene Wenger is another manager whose future has been questioned this season.

They have also scored the fewest goals in the Premier League so far this campaign (a meagre 19) from the fewest attempted shots on target (65) under Karanka's stewardship.

Middlesbrough have failed to win any of their last 10 Premier League games, which has seen them drop into the relegation zone three points adrift of safety. The former assistant to Jose Mourinho at Real Madrid finished mid-table in the Championship in his first season.

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The managerial change has been met by disappointment from Boro fans.

Middlesbrough announced Karanka's departure today (Thursday) on their Twitter page and released a statement on their official website.

The 43-year-old Spaniard was appointed manager three-and-a-half years ago and thanked the Boro hierarchy for the "wonderful opportunity" they afforded him.

Agnew, who made 63 appearances for Sunderland, steps up from assistant head coach to take charge of the first team, and looks set to be in the dugout for the game against Manchester United on Saturday.

"This club will always hold a special place for me and I wish everyone connected with Middlesbrough Football Club the very best for the future".