Jonathan Woodgate's Middlesbrough backroom staff announced as former Leeds United team-mate joins new set-up

Jonathan Woodgate has been appointed Middlesbrough’s new manager on a three-year contract.

By Joe Nicholson
Friday, 14 June, 2019, 09:16
Jonathan Woodgate joined Middlesbrough's backroom staff in 2017.

The former defender, who worked as Tony Pulis’ first-team coach last season, will be joined by former Leeds and Tottenham team-mate, and current Republic of Ireland assistant manager, Robbie Keane, Leo Percovich and former Boro goalkeeper Danny Coyne.

In a club statement, Boro say they spoke ‘with a number of potential candidates both in the UK and abroad’ following the departure of Pulis.

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It also says that during the process, it became clear Woodgate ‘was the outstanding candidate’ and his staff ‘bring a wealth of experience and knowledge.’

Woodgate will be unveiled to the press during a lunchtime press conference on Friday.