Middlesbrough part ways with Karanka

Aitor Karanka

Aitor Karanka has been with the club for more than three years and he left the club by mutual consent

Another Premier League club’s board have made the decision to change their manager in mid-season as Middlesbrough have parted ways with Spanish coach Aitor Karanka after the club dropped down to the lower end of the table and received the threat of relegation just a season after earning promotion from the Championship.

Boro haven’t recorded a victory in their last 10 matches and have just 11 matches to climb out of the relegation zone.

They hold the unpopular record of being the least prolific Premier League side this campaign with just 19 goals.

Assistant coach Steve Agnew will take control of the first team now until a replacement is found.

“This club will always hold a special place for me,” said Karanka, 43.

“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.”

Former Leicester manager Nigel Pearson is the early favorite to succeed Karanka.