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Another manager has been sacked in England, but this time, in the Championship and it is none other than Middlesbrough manager, Gary Monk.
The former Swansea boss has been fired by the Championship club despite overseeing a comeback win over Sheffield Wednesday, and former Stoke and West Brom bossTony Pulis has emerged as a prime contender as his replacement.
And it is understood Pulis is the man Boro want to take the reins as they look to mount a promotion push.
Pulis has been out of work since being dismissed by West Brom in November, and the 59-year-old is reported to be interested in the Boro job, with the Championship club ready to make their approach.
Monk, 38, who was only appointed by owner Steve Gibson in June - has paid the price for a poor first half of the campaign in which the pre-season title favourites have struggled to keep pace at the top, leaving them ninth in the table and 19 points behind leaders Wolves.
Boro issued a statement on Twitter last night. It said: “Middlesbrough Football Club have parted company with manager Garry Monk. The club would like to thank Garry for his hard work and dedication, and wish him all the best for the future.
“The club’s Academy manager Craig Liddle will take temporary charge of first-team affairs during the interim period while a successor is appointed.”
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