Middlesbrough has confirmed that 'assistant head coach Craig Hignett has parted company with the club'.
"Following discussions between Craig, Head Coach Aitor Karanka, and the club, all parties have agreed for Craig to leave his position with immediate effect.
"The club would like to place on record its thanks for Craig’s efforts since joining us from Hartlepool last season and wish him all the best for the future."
Middlesbrough boss Aitor Karanka says his side must 'keep going' despite the outcome against league leaders Bournemouth this weekend.
Second-placed Boro welcome the Championship leaders to the Riverside on Saturday. The two teams level on points, so the winners of that game are guaranteed to be top of the table.
However, Karanka isn't getting carried away and insists there's a long way to go until the end of the season.
Middlesbrough boss Aitor Karanka says his side head into tonight's Championship clash with Norwich City in a confident mood.
Speaking ahead of the match at the Riverside, Karanka said:
It's another great challenge for us but I'm confident because always against these kind of teams we normally play well.
Middlesbrough are currently third in the table, but could go top with a victory over Norwich this evening.
Middlesbrough boss Aitor Karanka has warned his team against any complacency in their Championship game against Wolves tonight.
Boro would move to the top of the table with a victory at Molineux. But Karanka is expecting a tough encounter.
Middlesbrough boss Aitor Karanka says he's pleased with the club's current position in the Championship table.
Boro are 5th in the table but are also just one point behind league leaders Norwich City.
Aitor Karanka says Middlesbrough 'must win' against Blackpool tomorrow night if they want to have a successful season.
Boro could move up to second in the Championship table providing they beat bottom club Blackpool and other results go their way.
Middlesbrough are out of the League Cup after their third round match against Liverpool at Anfield, but they didn't go down without a fight.
Liverpool were 2-1 up in extra time, when in stoppage time, Boro's Patrick Bamford was brought down, and kept his head to score from the spot and take the game to penalties.
He then missed the first one - but every one of his teammates managed to score, including goalkeeper Jamal Blackman. The game finally ended 14-13 on penalties after Albert Adomah went wide on his second penalty.
Middlesbrough boss Aitor Karanka is expecting a tough game against Cardiff City tonight.
Boro travel to South Wales to face Ole Gunner Solksjaer's side in the Championship this evening.
Cardiff were beaten at home by Norwich on Saturday and Karanka said that result could make it an even more difficult game for Middlesbrough.