Garry Monk becomes the Boro boss ahead of Nigel Pearson

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Monk takes a new challenge at the Riverside.

Middlesbrough F.C have appointed a new manager after ending weeks of speculation. Garry Monk, the former Swansea manager has been assigned for the managerial role of The Boro with a contract of 3 years.

Garry Monk and Nigel Pearson had to appear for a interview with Boro Chairman Steve Gibson for the potential job of the managerial post of Middlesbrough Football Club. And after that Gibson decided to recruit the former Leeds boss ahead of Pearson.

Monk, who is touted as a perfect replacement of Aitor Karanka has been set a target by the Boro Chairman as he spoke of his desire to “smash the league” next season and “go up as champions” from the Championship.He has also assured to spend heavily in the summer transfer window in order to make sure Middlesbrough are in a position to achieve that.

The 38 year old gaffer also had the option to take charge of Sunderland FC but finally opted to take the challenge at the Riverside.

Garry Monk will be officially unveiled as the new boss of Middlesbrough FC at a news conference scheduled on Monday.