Karanka walked away to save Middlesbrough says owner

Beth Cruz
March 18, 2017

"I see myself as a creative coach and I know I'm capable of drip-feeding my ideas into the group", said the Yorkshireman, now in his third stint at Boro, having also coached at Leeds, Hartlepool and Hull following a playing career encompassing Barnsley, Blackburn, Leicester and Sunderland.

"I have a clear view of exactly what's needed and that's what I aim to deliver - I do believe we will stay in the Premier League", added Agnew.

And Ravanelli has revealed how he wants to return to his former side to save them from Premier League relegation. But today the players have trained well and we look forward to the weekend.

The Spaniard's three-and-a-half year tenure at the Riverside came to an end on Thursday with the club 19th in the Premier League, three points from safety.

"Stewart's going to be a big part of the rest of the season for us", said Karanka's former assistant who will audition to retain the role for the remainder of the season at home to Manchester United on Sunday.

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has criticised Boro's decision to split with Karanka, who worked under the Portuguese at Real Madrid, claiming he "knows the names" of players who contributed to Karanka's sacking.

Asked if it was similar scenario to Claudio Ranieri's dismissal at Leicester Mourinho replied: "In this case, I know the names!"

'In the second year, he took the team to Wembley to play the play-off final.

"So I think in the fourth year, he deserved to be sacked!" "I can not sacrifice anything", he said.

"Steve could be a surprise number one".

Agnew wasted no time in reshaping Middlesbrough's coaching staff in the wake of his temporary promotion, with the hugely experienced Joe Jordan's appointment as assistant head coach confirmed earlier on Friday.

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