Middlesbrough Sacks Mikel Obi's Coach
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Middlesbrough have parted ways with John Obi Mikel‘s manager Tony Pulis after they failed to win promotion to the Premier League, the Championship club have announced.

Concise News learned that Boro confirmed on Friday morning that Pulis‘ contract would not be renewed, ending an 18-month reign on Teesside.

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“Middlesbrough FC can confirm that the contract of manager Tony Pulis will not be extended,” a club statement read.

Pulis joined Middlesbrough on Boxing Day 2017, just days after Garry Monk was sacked.

He guided the Riverside club to a fifth-placed end last season, but they were defeated by Aston Villa in the play-off semi-finals.

The Welshman could not replicate the feat this term, with Boro finishing one point outside the top six with Derby beating them to the final playoff spot.