Sky Bet Championship: Steve Agnew leaves Hull City to join Middlesbrough coaching staff
Last Updated: 23/12/14 3:19pm
Middlesbrough have revealed Steve Agnew has returned to the club's coaching staff for a third spell at the Championship club.
The 49-year-old will become assistant to manager Aitor Karanka, a position he previously held at the Riverside.
Agnew has been assistant manager to Steve Bruce at Hull City, after leaving Boro to take the position in 2012.
His first stint at Middlesbrough started in 2002 and lasted two years prior to spells at both Leeds and Hartlepool before returning to the Riverside in 2007.
He worked as reserve team coach for 18 months before he was promoted to assistant boss to Gordon Strachan, and was temporarily in charge of the first-team after the Scotsman left the club in 2010.
A statement from Middlesbrough read: “The club is delighted to announce the appointment of Steve Agnew as assistant head coach.
“The experienced 49-year-old joins the club from Hull City where he was assistant manager to Steve Bruce.
“Agnew joined Hull from Boro where he was previously reserve team manager before stepping up to assistant manager. Agnew was temporary manager of the club following Gordon Strachan’s departure in 2010.
“Agnew’s coaching career started at Gateshead where he worked with Gary Gill. He later joined Boro’s Academy as a coach before a spell with Leeds United.”