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Boro call time on Karanka tenure

Boro call time on Karanka tenure

After parting ways with manager Aitor Karanka, have Middlesbrough given themselves a better chance of Prem survival?

That Middlesbrough have sacked manager Aitor Karanka after three and a half years at the club should not come as a surprise. But will it keep them up?

Hiddink is thought to be a good option for Boro, as he has previous experience in the Premier League having taken charge of Chelsea twice - both in an interim position.

Karanka is said to have been the man who supported Negredo most, and rated him at Boro, and now the club have "no intention" of using the clause to make the Valencia loan permanent.

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

Boro are yet to register a win in the Premier League this year and have lost four out of their last six games in all competitions.


Karanka was hired in 2013, which marked his first job in management following a spell as Jose Mourinho's assistant at Real Madrid.

Middlesbrough are the lowest scorers in the Premier League this season with just 19 goals to their name.

Assistant head coach Steve Agnew will take control of the first team.

Boro fans then posted their reactions to this news, with some feeling gutted and thanking their now former boss for the memories.

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

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


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