Official: Middlesborough Sack Aitor Karanka As Spectre Of Relegation Looms Large

Chris Wright

16th, March 2017

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Somewhat unsurprisingly, Middlesbrough have relieved Aitor Karanka of his duties following the team’s slide into the Premier League relegation zone.

The news was broken today, with Karanka ultimately paying the price for having not mustered a win in the league since mid-December.

Of course, the man himself was perfectly congenial in accepting the decision, and took the time to thank all the players and staff who’d served alongside side him for the last three and a half years…

The club also confirmed that assistant head coach Steve Agnew has taken over first-team affairs with immediate effect.

With 11 games left to play, Boro are currently second bottom, three points above Sunderland  and three points adrift of safety.

They have also scored the fewest goals in the Premier League so far this campaign (a meagre 19) from the fewest attempted shots on target (65) under Karanka’s stewardship.

Guess that’s what happens when you set your team up to play for the 1-0 defeat every week.

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