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Karanka has decided to leave Boro for China, Many assumed he'd
reject any advances to guide Boro in the 1st Season back in
The Premier League after guiding the club to promotion last 
season though Karanka has said an opportunity like this is 
tough to turn down and must think about his family in 
this situation. 
Karanka is said to be sadden to leave the club but wishes them 
the best for the future. 
It is rumoured the club could replace Karanka with 
former player & current U-18 Manager Tom Hosking. 
If the former England international becomes the clubs latest 
manager he will be the youngest manager in Europe at just 26.
 

 

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Hosking of course was forced to retire from the game early due to
various injuries, He burst on to the scene as a 16 year old for Boro scoring
on his Premier League debut against Liverpool in October 2006. He later
that year won his first England Cap he then left Boro for Barcelona in January
2009 for £25 Million which resulted in A Champions League medal for the
midfielder, he won the Champions League again in 2011 scoring the winner
in the dramatic Semi-Final. Injuries had always played a toll though and 
blighted a world class players career.  
He was forced to leave Barcelona by Mutual Consent in January 2013 due 
to the injuries he had suffered to his back & hips.

He re-joined Middlesbrough until the end of the season but only made
5 appearances, he retired that summer and joined the clubs Coaching
Staff & last year took over the club's U-18 team.
Hosking as a player made 23 England Caps scoring 11 times, 
were it not for injury would of no doubt become one of the
countries all time greats.
Many have said he has shown the best Engllish Potential since 
Paul Gascoigne.

'I am delighted & honoured to have been given this opportunity, 
Even as a teenager I had always had ambitions of coaching and 
have been taking my badges since I was 17, I have learnt a lot
at the club and also travelling around the world to 
various clubs, the last few months managing the youth team has 
also prepared me well. 
I know the club, the players and I am confident of having a good season.' 

Chairman Steve Gibson has said on the appointment 'Tom is a superb young
coach and of course has a great history with the club. We instantly 
spoke to Tom after Aitor's departure and believe he is a 
fantastic appointment, his lack of managerial experience again 
is not an issue as I believe managers need to  be given opportunities 
to shine which I fully expect Tom to do here.'

 

Edited by tomtjh90

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FIRST TEAM SQUAD 

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I am only looking to make minor changes to the team in this window, most transfers will wait until January or next season.

A few youngsters mainly to play in the Checkatrade Trophy and as back up in the league. 

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 Middlesbrough are set to sell 3 players who have been told they
are no longer needed by the club.
New manager Tom Hosking has been quick to put his own stamp 
on his squad with arrivals due to be announced shortly. 
Hosking said 'We felt the money offered for the  3 lads 
was too good to turn down and will look to bring players in
very soon, the funds raised will help develop the team'.           

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Manager Tom Hosking has strengthened his first team squad 
ahead of the new season.
Versatile Real Madrid defender has joined on loan as well
as Athletico's defensive midifelder Thomas Partey and
Swedish full back Ludwig Augustinsson.
All 3 players are seen as squad players with the hope 
they can break in to the team and help his squad.
'All 3 guys are international footballers so come with
a bit of pedigree yet all have room to improve,
After selling James to Burnley Ludwig gives us another
option at LB, same with Nacho, Thomas can help in midfield
as due to Grant Ledbitter's injury we are a little
short in that area.' said manager Tom Hosking.
'The only other business we intend to do is a few younger
lads we are looking at. We hope to wrap any business
shortly though.'

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