Next Middlesbrough manager odds: Jonathan Woodgate overwhelming favourite to replace Tony Pulis at Riverside Stadium

17 May

Jonathan Woodgate is the overwhelming favourite with bookmakers to succeed Tony Pulis at Middlesbrough.

The former Crystal Palace and West Bromwich Albion boss was not given a new contract at the Riverside Stadium after missing out on the Championship Play-Off places.

Jonathan Woodgate is in line to replace Pulis at Middlesbrough

Chairman Steve Gibson told the club’s official website: “I’d like to thank Tony for his hard work and commitment over the past 18 months. He has been a joy to work with and a complete gentleman.

“Two years ago we invested heavily in the squad in terms of transfer fees and salaries in an attempt to regain our Premier League status. This happened before Tony’s arrival.

“Over the past 18 months Tony has been proactive, not only in the ambition to win football matches and promotion to the Premier League, but also in addressing our financial position in order to comply and respect the Championship Fair Play criteria.

“He has ensured that the club is stable and strong for the future. He leaves us in excellent condition.”

The 61-year-old was not given a new deal by Boro

According to, there are four leading candidates to take over at Boro following Pulis’ departure.

Scroll down to see the latest odds and the potential new managers below!

4. Chris Hughton – 10/1

Chris Hughton is on the hunt for a new job after being sacked by Brighton

3. Aitor Karanka – 6/1

Karanka led Boro to the Premier League in 2016

2. Michael Reiziger – 5/1

The Netherlands international enjoyed one season on Teeside

1. Jonathan Woodgate – 4/11

The former centre-half is a Boro legend after two stints at the club