Middlesbrough have appointed former West Brom and Celtic boss Tony Mowbray as their new manager.
The 46-year-old, an ex-Boro defender that led the club to two successive promotions in the eighties, succeeds Gordon Strachan, who resigned last week with the club languishing in the lower reaches of the Championship.
It is the second time Mowbray has succeeded Strachan in his managerial career, having taken over at Celtic in June 2009 following the Scot’s departure from Parkhead.
But Mowbray’s stint with the Hoops lasted less than 12 months as a disappointing campaign resulted in him being place on ‘gardening leave’.
Paul Ince, Phil Brown and Gary Megson were all linked with the Riverside club, but chairman Steve Gibson has opted for Mowbray, a boyhood Middlesbrough supporter.
A statement on the club’s official website read: “Boro legend has been confirmed as the club’s new manager with a Riverside news conference called for 3.30pm today (Tuesday).”