Garry Monk: Middlesbrough tick all the boxes for me

The former 38-year-old was announced as the Championship side's new boss on Friday, two weeks after he unexpectedly departed Leeds United. "But one thing that this club is, is that it is equipped, it's ready and it's determined to bounce back at the first time of asking".

Monk also spoke to Sunderland, but chose to take on the challenge at the Riverside to try and achieve an immediate return to the Premier League after their relegation last season.

Meanwhile, Radrizzani has realised the urgency of finding a new manager admitting he "understood the frustration" about the current situation, narrowing his options down to four, but he insists he wants to make the right decision.

The new Middlesbrough manager said in a press conference: "Obviously the season I had at Leeds and expecting them to go forward with the football club".

The former Leeds boss has beaten Nigel Pearson to the vacancy after both held formal interviews with Boro chairman Steve Gibson.

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There has also been plenty of speculation surrounding the future of captain Ben Gibson - who is now on global duty with England - with several Premier League clubs reportedly interested in the central defender.

"Last season was one of the most competitive in the Championship in years - there's real quality".

But having been prised away from Anfield by Bournemouth last summer, Ibe's future was left to play out elsewhere and it's safe to say the move probably hasn't been as successful as it should have been. That's how I work best. I wish them well and hope that club can get back to the Premier League. Once I spoke to him it was clear this was the right opportunity.

"Middlesbrough FC are delighted to confirm the appointment of Garry Monk as the club's new manager".

  • Regina Holmes