Garry Monk set to be appointed Middlesbrough boss

The former Leeds United boss is set to be announced as the new manager today

Garry Monk set to be appointed Middlesbrough boss

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Garry Monk is set to be appointed as the Middlesbrough manager later today.

BBC Sport reports that Monk has just beenoffered the position, while Sky Sports writes that Monk is set to officially take over at the club later today.

It's believed that Monk emerged as the preferred candidate for the job following an interviewing process, beating off competition from former Leicester manager Nigel Pearson.

Middlesbrough were relegated from the Premier League this season, after winning just five of their 38 games under previous bosses Aitor Karanka. Assistant coach Steve Agnew stepped in for the final 11 games but was unable to rescue the side from dropping down to the Championship.

Monk, who managed Leeds United for one season, missed out on the Championship play-offs by five points, and left Elland Road due to a disagreement with club owner Andrea Radrizzani.

Sky Sports understands that Monk was also in talks with Sunderland at one point, but is keen to take up the challenge at Middlesbrough. 

He previously managed Swansea City in the Premier League between 2014 and 2015.