Nigel Pearson favourite for Middlesbrough job

⚽ Nigel Pearson favourite for Middlesbrough job ⚽

Nigel Pearson is regarded favourite for the job at Middlesbrough.

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The Riverside club sacked beleaguered Aitor Karanka on Thursday following a sorry run of results that has seen them drop into the relegation zone.

A return to Boro for Pearson looked the most likely outcome on Thursday night as the chairman Steve Gibson accelerated the process of finding Karanka’s replacement – a process that, in reality, started over a fortnight ago.

Pearson successfully kept Leicester in the Premier League in 2015, an experience that will appeal to the Boro board.

Similarly, if Boro were to be relegated, Pearson has vast experience of managing in the Championship.