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Mowbray takes Middlesbrough reins

26 October 2010 12:36
Former captain Tony Mowbray has been confirmed as the new manager of Middlesbrough. Mowbray, who spent 10 years as a player with the Teessiders, has been handed the reins following last week's departure of Gordon Strachan. Strachan stepped down on October 18 with the pre-season promotion favourites languishing down in 20th place in the Championship table. Forty-six-year-old Mowbray had been out of work since being sacked by Celtic in March. The Saltburn-born defender made 424 appearances during a decade with Boro before a £1million move to Celtic in 1991. The former Hibernian and West Bromwich Albion boss will be assisted at the Riverside Stadium by long-time number two Mark Venus. Paul Ince, Paul Jewell, Alan Curbishley and Phil Brown were all also linked with the managerial vacancy.

Source: ESA