Middlesbrough set to appoint Woodgate

Jonathan Woodgate is expected to be named Middlesbrough's new manager, following an initial interview three weeks ago.

Wednesday, 12th June 2019, 5:00 am
Updated Wednesday, 12th June 2019, 8:34 am
Jonathan Woodgate joined Middlesbrough's coaching staff in 2017.

The 39-year-old joined Boro's backroom staff in 2017 and worked as one of Tony Pulis' assistants last term, when the Teessiders narrowly missed out on the play-offs by just one point.

It's also been reported, via Sky Sports, that former Boro goalkeeping coach Leo Percovich and assistant Steve Round will both return for a second spell at the club.

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Round was part of Boro's coaching staff under Steve McClaren and spent five years on Teesside before leaving in 2006.

A year later, Round became first-team coach at Newcastle under Sam Allardyce, before working under David Moyes at Everton and Manchester United respectively.

Percovich, who joined Boro under Aitor Karanka's stewardship, also looks set for a return to the Riverside.

The popular Uruguayan left the club in 2017, following the appointment of Garry Monk, and has been working with Brazilian side Fluminense.