Next Middlesbrough manager tips
FootyOn writers pick out next Middlesbrough manager tips, following the departure of Aitor Karanka.
With no wins in their last 10 Premier League fixtures, the former Real Madrid assistant left the Yorkshire outfit by mutual consent, with the club down in 19th and three points off safety.
So, without further ado, here are our next Middlesbrough manager tips, of names that currently lead the market…
Nigel Pearson – 2/1*
Former Leicester City and Derby County boss Pearson currently tops the market.
The Englishman certainly has experience in successful relegation battles, having guided the former to safety in remarkable fashion just two seasons ago.
That run led to the Foxes winning the Premier league the following campaign.
Steve McClaren – 11/2*
York-born McClaren was in charge of Boro during their most successful ever periods.
Under his guidance, they lifted the 2004 League Cup (their only major trophy to date) and reached the 2006 UEFA Cup final.
Having just been sacked by Derby, McClaren, who replaced Pearson at Pride Park, he is available, but would he be able to live up to his previous success at the Riverside?
Steve Agnew – 7/1*
Another Yorkshireman features in these next Middlesbrough manager tips.
Agnew has had a long-term association with Boro as a coach, and like in 2010 he’s been tasked with being caretaker for them.
His first match in his latest spell will be against Manchester United, and if he impresses he’s in with a great shout of landing the role permanently – much like Craig Shakespeare with Leicester City.
Former Sunderland and Gateshead player Agnew, the uncle of Jordan Rhodes, would certainly jump at the chance.
Alan Pardew – 8/1*
Boro have not had a ‘southern’ English manager since current England boss Gareth Southgate back in 2009, but could they be tempted to snap up Pardew?
The recent Crystal Palace coach was formerly in charge of Middlesbrough’s rivals Newcastle United.
Will fans accept him therefore?
Although he’s won no major trophies, he certainly has plenty of Premier League pedigree.
Claudio Ranieri – 11/1*
Many felt that Ranieri’s sacking as Leicester boss was incredibly unjust, but the Italian has certainly kept his dignity since.
It has recently been reported that he’d prefer his next job to be in the Premier League.
So what better way to prove himself at another club than saving Boro?
Fabrizio Ravanelli – 22/1*
We finish off with another Italian, and a very familiar face at the Riverside.
Ravanelli only spent one season with Middlesbrough back in 1996/97, but his silver hair will always be remembered.
The former Italy international has previously stated he’d like to manage Boro one day, though his only spell in charge of a club, Ajaccio, in 2013 didn’t go so well.
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*All odds are correct at the time of writing.