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Middlesbrough sack manager Garry Monk

Former Middlesborough Manager, Garry Monk Credit: PA images

In a short statement Middlesbrough FC announced that they had 'parted company' with Garry Monk, despite Saturday's 2-1 win against Sheffield Wednesday at Hillsborough.

Academy manager Craig Liddle is to take over the running of the first team until a successor is appointed.

This is how the club broke the news of Garry Monk's depature:

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Monk believes Boro can do better

Middlesbrough head for Aston Villa in the Championship on 12 September - on the back of their best performance of the season. Boro thumped Bolton at the weekend, but Manager Garry Monk thinks they can do better.

"It's a lot of work to be done. A lot of improvements to go, but I think since the pre-season to where we are now, as a squad and the team itself, the ones that have been playing in the games I think there's been improvement. So it's about continuing on that path."

– Garry Monk
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