Mowbray lands Boro job

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Middlesbrough have confirmed the appointment of former captain Tony Mowbray as the club's new manager.

Former skipper replaces Strachan at The Riverside

Middlesbrough have confirmed the appointment of former captain Tony Mowbray as the club's new manager. Mowbray replaces Gordon Strachan at The Riverside after the former Scotland international stepped down last week. Skysports.com revealed on Monday that Boro had held talks with Mowbray regarding the position and the 46-year-old was on a four-man shortlist for the post. Paul Ince, Phil Brown and Gary Megson were also understood to have been in contention, but Boro have opted to bring club legend Mowbray back to Teesside. Mowbray enjoyed great success with Boro as a player and made 424 appearances during a decade with the club. He was an influential figure in Boro's back-to-back promotions in the 1980s before leaving for Celtic in 1991. His first foray into permanent management came with Hibernian in 2004 before going on to enjoy a successful stint with West Brom. A return to Celtic beckoned in 2009, but Mowbray failed to see out a full season at Parkhead and he left the Old Firm giants in March. In taking on the Boro job, Mowbray is reunited with Scott McDonald, Barry Robson, Willo Flood and Stephen McManus, who were all allowed to leave Celtic during his tenure. He takes over with Boro in the Championship's bottom three after collecting just 11 points from their opening 13 games. Mowbray, who will have Mark Venus as his assistant, will be presented by Boro at a press conference at 3.30pm on Tuesday afternoon.

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