Middlesbrough to pick between Garry Monk and Nigel Pearson
By Keith Downie, Rob Dorsett & Lyall Thomas
Last Updated: 08/06/17 3:29pm
Middlesbrough are deciding between Garry Monk and Nigel Pearson after both candidates completed interviews for the vacant manager's job, according to Sky sources.
Sky Sports News HQ understands that former Leicester boss Pearson has had a number of discussions with Boro officials, while Monk held a meeting with the club after returning from holiday this week.
Sky sources say Monk has also spoken to Sunderland about their vacant manager position but would prefer to take over at the Riverside.
He had been on holiday since resigning after a successful season at Leeds and did not speak to any other clubs before this week.
Boro are looking for a new permanent boss after Aitor Karanka left the club in March, with assistant Steve Agnew unable to save the club from relegation to the Sky Bet Championship.
Pearson, who promoted Leicester to the Premier League, has been out of work since he was sacked by Derby County last October following a falling out with owner Mel Morris, and he used to be a Middlesbrough player.
Monk narrowly missed out on the Championship play-offs with Leeds and left Elland Road because he felt new owner Andrea Radrizzani did not have a desire to keep him long-term.