Middlesbrough are set to part ways with current boss Tony Pulis this summer, with the Welshman’s contract coming to an end.

There is nothing in place to renew Pulis’ deal at Middlesbrough for another year, as reported on The72 earlier this week, and Chairman Steve Gibson will be actively looking for a new manager to take the reigns.

According to BBC 5 Live journalist Steve Crossman, Boro are looking at coaches in the Netherlands for the soon to be vacant manager role.

The route-one, five at the back style of play Pulis brought to the North East ultimately left a lot of Middlesbrough fans calling for a change, and their prayers may be answered.

Crossman states that the Eredivisie coaches bring a ‘crowd friendly, attacking approach’, and this matches exactly what the hierarchy at Boro are looking for.

Their only previous foreign manager was Aitor Karanka, with the board’s supposed risk paying off. His first full season in charge resulted in the club reaching the Championship Play Off Final, with the following season seeing his side promoted to the Premier League.

A gamble such as this could once again pay dividends, and will most likely be welcome new to plenty of Middlesbrough fans.

Along with scouting potential new managers in the Eredivisie, the club are looking at ADO Den Haag winger Sheraldo Becker, as reported on The72 earlier this week. The 24-year old has scored seven goals this campaign, and registered 10 assists over the course of 32 games and could be available for free in the summer.


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