Middlesbrough chairman Steve Gibson has offered the manager’s job to former Leeds United and Swansea City manager Garry Monk, according to BBC Sport.

Several candidates were interviewed for the job, and it is believed that Monk is Gibson’s first choice, and reports say that he is set to be named as the new boss in the coming days.

Garry Monk has been without a job since May 25, after his departure from Leeds United.

He failed to agree a deal with new Leeds owner Andrea Radrizzani, and consequently resigned.

But he is set to be offered a route back into football, less than three weeks after he walked away from Elland Road.

Monk has only managed for one season in the second tier, but his performances were enough to attract the attention of Middlesbrough.

Garry Monk helped Leeds United to a seventh place finish in the Sky Bet Championship last season, but the narrowly missed out on the Play-Offs, finishing five points behind Fulham.

Middlesbrough will be looking to bounce straight back to the Premier League following their relegation last season, and Monk has been considered the man to take them forward.

The problem for Boro last season was goals. Defensively they were solid, but they were the lowest scoring team in the top flight.

Garry Monk worked wonders at Leeds, and their attacking football was one of the reasons they did well this season.

Rumours have now began to surface again that the Sky Bet Championship golden boot winner, Chris Wood, could follow Monk to the Riverside.


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