It’s hard to believe Middlesbrough were flying high in the Championship a year a go, especially with how poorly they’re performing in the Premier League.
Aitor Karanka led them to the Premier League after four successful years with the Boro but has been unable to stop them sinking into the bottom three, despite a bright start to the season.
They fell into the relegation zone two weeks ago and are on a three month run without a win, relying on defensive muscle rather than strong attacking instincts to keep them in the top flight.
Their lack of attacking flair has proven costly (only 19 goals so far this season – the lowest in England’s top six tiers) and the axe was wielded this week as Boro gave Karanka the boot.
It’s believed that they don’t have a replacement lined up, and may look down to the Championship to find a new boss.. Here are three managers they should look at.
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