Middlesbrough appoint Garry Monk as new manager

Middlesbrough appoint new manager

Middlesbrough appoint new manager

Leeds have been without a manager since former head coach Garry Monk resigned on May 25.

However, the former Swansea boss is delighted to take charge at the Riverside Stadium and believes the foundations are in place for a promotion push despite a disappointing season in the top flight a year ago.

Garry Monk has been tasked with guiding Middlesbrough straight back up to the Premier League after the club named him as manager on Friday. "I've signed for three years but I want to do it in the first year".

He has been promised a significant sum of money to spend on new signings, with chairman Steve Gibson prepared to commit around £30m this summer after pledging to "smash the Championship" in the wake of last season's demotion.

Radrizzani will be aware that his new man needs to be able to build on that progress if the club are to finally return to the Premier League for the first time since 2004.

However, with interest building in a number of players, the new boss might decide it is better to move some people on rather than force them to remain in the Championship.

He said: "It's fine".

The 38-year-old former Swansea and Leeds boss will be unveiled at a press conference on Monday after agreeing to take over as Aitor Karanka's replacement. I think in football nowadays everything, particularly in management, is a high-pressured situation. There's no getting away from that.

"Promotion has to be the ambition, and that's the kind of challenge that you want. After a hard season for the club it's my job to restore confidence".

"When you speak to him, the passion he has, the desire he has, for this club - the determination - was something that really struck me".

"Of course discussions will happen and it's my job to sit down with the players and show them the way forward and how we are going to do things".

"The players we have got here have a lot of talent".

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