Middlesbrough have sacked manager Garry Monk six months after the 38-year-old was given the job and just hours after his team had enjoyed a 2-1 win away to Sheffield Wednesday.
Monk was brought in to lead the club back to the top-flight after the club was relegated last season.
After a poor start to the new season, Boro’s form improved, culminating in that win at Hillsborough on Saturday which moved the club into ninth place, just three points off a play-off place.
After that victory, Monk said:
That was our best away performance of the season and I thought it was a thoroughly deserved win.
They are a good team with some quality players, but overall we dealt with their moments pretty well.
We have to build on this and use it as a springboard. There are more things to work on and improve.
However, the Boro’ board were clearly still underwhelmed with Monk’s performance, leading to the change, which sees academy boss Craig Liddle take over in a temporary role.
The club released the following statement…
Maybe Monk will end up back st Swansea as the managerial merry-go-round continues to pick up pace this season.