Middlesbrough boss Aitor Karanka charged with improper conduct

Middlesbrough manager Aitor Karanka.
Middlesbrough manager Aitor Karanka.

MIDDLESBROUGH manager Aitor Karanka has been charged with improper conduct following the Blackburn Rovers match at the weekend.

It follows Rovers’ injury time equaliser from Rudy Gestede, with Boro keeper Dimi Konstantopoulos grounded and injured.

The decision by match official Mark Clattenburg not to award a foul against the former Hartlepool United stopper left the Boro boss fuming.

He was sent to the stands at the Riverside for his complaints to fourth official David Coote following the incident

A Football Association statement said: “Middlesbrough head coach Aitor Karanka has been charged following the game against Blackburn Rovers on 29 November 2014.

“It is alleged that his behaviour during stoppage time at the end of the fixture amounted to improper conduct.

“He has until 6pm on 5 December 2014 to respond to the charge.”