Boro seek new manager after Strachan survives less than a year

Gordon Strachan's reign as Middlesbrough manager came to an end last night a few days short of a year since he replaced Gareth Southgate. Strachan won just 13 of the 46 games for which he was in charge despite his side being installed as pre-season favourites to win promotion back to the Premier League. Speculation over the former Celtic manager's future had been circulating for several weeks, and that grew yesterday when he cancelled his press conference ahead of tonight's match at Nottingham Forest, although the official reason was that he was ill.

Becchio deepens gloom for troubled Strachan

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Boyd rescues 'desperate' Middlesbrough

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Thompson will be good for Boro says Boyd

Kris Boyd has welcomed talk of former Rangers team-mate Kevin Thomson's potential move to Middlesbrough and backed him to be a hit in the npower Championship.

Boyd backed to flourish at Middlesbrough

Steven Naismith has backed Kris Boyd to be just as prolific a goalscorer at Middlesbrough as he was at Rangers.

Boyd completes Middlesbrough switch

Middlesbrough have confirmed the signing of striker Kris Boyd on a two-year deal from Scottish champions Rangers.

Forlan is a star reborn as path to the semis opens up for Uruguay

They started out as second-round hopefuls. So where did it all go right for the Celeste?

Uruguay count on strong defence against Koreans

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French trim squad but wait on Gallas

24 days to go

I want the Celtic job for keeps, says Lennon

Celtic's caretaker manager Neil Lennon said yesterday that he wants to manage the Glasgow club on a permanent basis.

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