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Middlesbrough: Appointing John Terry as new boss would be a huge error

Middlesbrough: Appointing John Terry as new boss would be a huge error

Having parted ways with Tony Pulis last week following an immensely disappointing 2018/19 campaign, the future at Middlesbrough is suddenly very unclear.

Whereas letting the former Stoke City boss go was probably the correct call for chairman Steve Gibson to make, it is now imperative that he appoints the right man to take over the reins at the Riverside Stadium.

With Boro being an attractive proposition for many managers, it is of little surprise that the club have already been linked with a number of different candidates with one name, in particular, causing a bit of a stir amongst supporters.

According to the Guardian last week, John Terry has reportedly held talks with the Smoggies over the possibility of taking over at the club in what would be his first ever managerial role.

Although there is no doubting the fact that the 38-year-old would have picked up a whole host of knowledge from working under the likes of Jose Mourinho, Carlo Ancelotti and Fabio Capello, it would be an almighty risk for Boro to take to appoint him this summer.

Currently Aston Villa’s assistant head coach, it could be argued that Terry would benefit more from staying with the club for at least another year before spreading his wings and trying his hand at management.

Despite Derby County achieving a considerable amount of success from giving Frank Lampard a chance to strut his stuff last season, when you consider that the likes of Gary Neville, Thierry Henry and Alan Shearer have all failed to make the transition in recent years, Boro may be making a grave error by appointing the former Chelsea captain.

Instead of wasting their time on Terry, the Smoggies should instead be looking to bring in someone who knows just what it takes to succeed in the second tier as getting promoted to the Premier League simply has to be their goal for next season.

What do you think Boro fans? Should Gibson steer clear of appointing Terry this summer? Who would you like to see take-over from Pulis at the Riverside Stadium? Get in touch below.

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