Middlesbrough born footballer Jonathan Woodgate has been confirmed as the new head coach at Middlesbrough FC.
The club released a statement on Friday morning welcoming him to lead the 'new-look senior coaching team.'
Who is Jonathan Woodgate?
- Born in Nunthorpe
1993 - Began his footballing career in his hometown of Middlesbrough. He came up through the ranks at Middlesbrough Football Club Youth Club.
1996 - Leeds United Football Club Youth team
1998 - Began his professional career at Leeds United Football Club.
2003 - Joined Newcastle United for £9m
2004 - Real Madrid signed him for £13.4m. Injuries blighted his time in Madrid and he failed to make a single appearance in the entire 2004–05 season. On his debut for Real Madrid, he scored an own goal.
2006 - Marked a return to Middlesbrough as he joined MFC on loan before signing a permanent contract
2008 - Joined Tottenham Hotspur for £8 million.
2011 - signed a pay-as-you-play deal with Stoke City
2012 - returned to Middlesbrough on a free transfer from Premier League side Stoke City.
2016 - Retired from professional football
Gained eight England caps between 1999 and 2008
2016 onwards - Woodgate going the Middlesbrough academy coaching staff then went on to become one of Tony Pulis'sassistants Pulis left the job at the end of the season after Boro they missed out on the Sky Bet Championship play-offs.