Garry Monk Raiding Leeds United For James Beattie

Last season in the Championship, Monk and Leeds competed for a place in the play-offs, but ultimately fell short in their quest for the top-six, finishing the campaign seventh.

The Telegraph are reporting that Monk has signed a three-year contract.

The former Leeds boss has beaten Nigel Pearson to the vacancy, after both held formal interviews with Boro Chairman Steve Gibson.

However, once Monk quit Leeds, he was always the frontrunner to land the Boro job.

Garry Monk has been appointed as Middlesbrough's new manager, two weeks after walking out of Leeds United.

Monk has been favourite for the post since Sun Sport revealed chairman Steve Gibson wanted to speak to the Leeds United boss as he headed for the exit.

"Garry will be officially unveiled at a media conference on Monday".

With a large fan base who have high expectations and constant battles behind the scenes at board level, Monk may be better off opting for a move to Teesside.

Gibson also believes in Monk's managerial ability, furthermore believing he can guide the club back to the Premier League.

Karanka left the Riverside Stadium in March with Boro deep in relegation trouble, and Agnew was handed the task of halting an alarming slide.

Agnew was unable to stop Boro dropping into the Championship, though, with one win from his 11 games in charge.

It is expected that former Swansea City coach James Beattie who worked under Monk during his time as manager will follow him to Middlesborough.

Vanessa Coleman

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