Middlesbrough Sack Manager
Aitor Karanka has officially been sacked from his role as Middlesbrough manager. This sad news was announced on March 16th, 2017.
Karanka joined Middlesbrough as their manager in 2013. In the 2015/16 Championship season, they were promoted after finishing second.
At the start of the Premier League 2016/17 season, Middlesbrough started a solid season by drawing with Manchester City 1-1 after going down 1-0. In their last ten Premier League games, they have not won one game.
They are currently sitting in the relegation zone in nineteenth place. They were knocked out of the FA Cup by Manchester City after experiencing a 2-0 defeat at the Riverside Stadium. The average amount of shots per game is actually 9.07 – the lowest stat for ten years in the Premier League.
Karanka spent over £20 million in the summer transfer window buying Marten de Roon for £12 million; he also bought Adama Traore for £7 million and Viktor Fischer for £3.8 million. On loan, he signed Alvaro Negredo from La Liga side Valencia.
At the current time of me writing this article, former Leicester City manager Nigel Pearson is the early favourite to succeed him to the managing role at Middlesbrough.
To some ‘Boro fans, this will be a bit upsetting but it could help them with escaping the relegation zone.
Keane, Year 6
Heighington Millfield Primary Academy