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Mowbray vows to bring back good times
27 Oct 2010 - 10:15:44
New manager Tony Mowbray has vowed to lead Middlesbrough back to the Premier League while playing attractive football.
Mowbray was handed the reins at the Riverside Stadium on Tuesday following last week's resignation of Gordon Strachan.
Under Strachan the Teessiders finished 11th in their first season back in the Championship following relegation from the top-flight and this term a below-par start followed by a fall in matchday attendances led to chairman Steve Gibson taking action.
Mowbray, who captained Boro during 10 years as a player, was the number one candidate to fill the void and the former West Brom and Celtic boss had made a pledge to supporters.
"We need to try to get this stadium bouncing again, full of people who wear red scarves and are proud to wear them and who win, lose or draw are Boro people and will stick with their team," he said.
"The supporters want to see the team winning and want to get out of their seats and enjoy their football. I preach good habits every single day and want a football team that play with a certain style.
"I want to turn this ship round and get it steaming forward towards the sunny skies and Premier League success.
"Hopefully we can put out a team that draws people back."