Middlesbrough confirms appointment of Garry Monk as new manager

On Friday, it was reported that Garry Monk had been offered the job in the North-East and Middlesbrough have now moved to officially announce the arrival of the former Leeds United man.

At one stage, the 38-year-old former Boro defender had been expected to remain at Elland Road with the club having the option of extending his contract, but after talks with their board he handed in his resignation.

Monk arrives with Boro needing to regroup after a disappointing campaign in the Premier League, but there will be optimism that he can earn the team an immediate return to the top flight.

While Monk missed out on the playoffs with Leeds, he won 25 of his 53 games in charge.

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