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BREAKING: Middlesbrough parts way with manager Aitor Karanka

Middlesbrough has confirmed that first team manager, Aitor Karanka has left the club by mutual consent after three and half years at the club.

Aitor Karanka joined the club in 2013 steering them to the elite division this season from the Championship after missing out narrowly last year.

The Teeside club are without a Premier League win in 2017 and are lying in the relegation zone after 27 round of matches played.

They are also the league’s lowest scorers with just 19 goals and were knocked out of the FA Cup by Manchester City last weekend.

Middlesbrough faces Manchester United at home over the weekend and just 72 hours before they face Jose Mourinho’s side, Karanka has confirmed his departure.

The 43 year old manager said;

“I’d like to thank Middlesbrough for a wonderful opportunity and the players, staff and all the people at the club who I have worked with.”

“I’d also like to thank the fans for their support. 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.”

The club official statement stated;

Middlesbrough Football Club can today confirm the departure of Head Coach Aitor Karanka. Following discussions, both parties have agreed that it is in the best interests of the club to make this change.
The club would like to thank Aitor for all his hard work over the past three-and-a-half years and for the success we’ve had during that time. We wish him all the best for the future.
Steve Agnew will step up from his role as assistant Head Coach to take control of first team affairs with immediate effect.

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