Middlesbrough confirm Jonathan Woodgate as manager on three-year deal

Jonathan Woodgate has been appointed manager of Championship outfit Middlesbrough on a three-year deal.
Boro's former captain Woodgate will be joined in the dugout by current Republic of Ireland
 assistant manager Robbie Keane.
Leo Percovich, previously on the coaching staff between 2013 and 2017, and goalkeeping coach Danny Coyne make up the backroom team. 
WOODGATE'S CAREER
1998–2003: Leeds
2003–2004: Newcastle United
2004–2007: Real Madrid
----> 2006–2007: Middlesbrough (loan)
2007–2008: Middlesbrough
2008–2011: Tottenham Hotspur
2011–2012: Stoke City
2012–2016: Middlesbrough
 
March-June 2017: Middlesbrough (assistant coach to Steve Agnew)
June-Dec 2017: Middlesbrough (academy coach)
Dec 2017-May 2019: Middlesbrough (assistant coach to Tony Pulis) 
In a statement confirming Woodgate's appointment, Boro said
: 'There was huge interest in the coaching positions following the departure of Tony Pulis and in a robust process the club spoke with a number of potential candidates both in the UK and abroad.
'It was during this procedure that it became clear that Jonathan was the outstanding candidate to head up the new structure, and his staff bring a wealth of experience and knowledge.
'Jonathan's vision is very much aligned to our own for the club as we look to develop a new identity.' 
New Boro manager Woodgate will be eagerly awaiting the release of the 2019-2020 Championship fixtures, which come out next Thursday at 9am. 
Woodgate takes over from Pulis after the latter missed out on a Championship play-off place by one point last season. 
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