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Middlesbrough confirm departure of their manager

Middlesbrough have this morning confirmed the departure of Tony Pulis, something many fans were hoping for in the last few months.

The club announced that the they would not extend his contract, which was reported to end this summer, with the club failing to get in the playoffs on the last day of the season.

They were joint second favourites to win the Championship title when the season began and finished 21 pts behind Norwich City.

Boro scored 49 league goals in 2018/19, their lowest scoring season outside top flight since relegation from 2nd tier in 1885-86. Eek.

Chairman Steve Gibson said: “I’d like to thank Tony for his hard work and commitment over the past 18 months. He has been a joy to work with and a complete gentleman.

“Two years ago, we invested heavily in the squad in terms of transfer fees and salaries in an attempt to regain our Premier League status. This happened before Tony’s arrival.

“Over the past 18 months, Tony has been proactive, not only in the ambition to win football matches and promotion to the Premier League, but also in addressing our financial position in order to comply and respect the Championship Fair Play criteria.

“He has ensured that the club is stable and strong for the future. He leaves us in excellent condition.”

 

Take a look at how Tony Pulis’ departure at Middlesbrough was reacted on social media by clicking on the next page.

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