Championship: Middlesbrough Sack Manager Tony Pulis

Championship club, Middlesbrough have sacked manager Tony Pulis after 18 months in charge.

Okay Nigeria understand that Pulis was tasked with the job of helping the Championship club secure promotion to the Premier League but he failed.

Middlesbrough scored 49 goals in 46 games but finished seventh on the league table.

Middlesbrough chairman Steve Gibson said:

I’d like to thank Tony for his hard work and commitment over the past 18 months. He has been a joy to work with and a complete gentleman.

Two years ago we invested heavily in the squad in terms of transfer fees and salaries in an attempt to regain our Premier League status. This happened before Tony’s arrival.

Over the past 18 months, Tony has been proactive, not only in the ambition to win football matches and promotion to the Premier League but also in addressing our financial position in order to comply and respect Championship Fair Play criteria.

He has ensured that the club is stable and strong for the future. He leaves us in excellent condition.

Tony’s backing of our Academy has seen many youngsters make their first team debuts. I am sure that Dael Fry, Lewis Wing, Marcus Tavernier, and Nathan Wood will be grateful for the faith he has shown in them.

I’m sorry to see Tony leave but our friendship and my gratitude will remain. Tony and his family will always be welcome at Middlesbrough Football Club.

Meanwhile, current first team coach of Middlesbrough, Jonathan Woodgate is in contention to replace Tony Pulis.

Promise Amadi

Amadi Promise is an Assistant Senior Editor at Okay Nigeria ( who handles Sports & Educational sections. He loves sharing what he knows and also learns from others. Promise is also an Android developer at Rad5 Tech Hub.
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