Aitor Karanka

Profile: Aitor Karanka

  • Current club: Middlesbrough
  • Date of Birth: 18 September 1973
  • Birthplace: Vitoria-Gasteiz
  • Position: Defender

    • Karanka on Shortlist for LA Liga Job
      Aitor Karanka is reportedly on the shortlist to manage Valencia next season - a job he was linked with while still Middlesbrough boss.
      24/03 12:55


      Are the bottom three doomed?

      With just two months of the season to go there is still a lot to be decided – especially at the lower end of the Premier League. Many believe that the bottom three as it stands will be the ones going down come May, but can any of them avoid the drop?

      Aitor Karanka: the man behind Middlesbrough's rise

      On the 13th of November 2013, Middlesbrough football club appointed the first overseas manager in the club's 141 year history.

      Harry Redknapp to takeover Middlesbrough role?

      Harry Redknapp is reportedly eyeing a return to management with the vacant Middlesbrough job up for grabs. The 70-year-old last coached Jordan for their World Cup qualifiers last year.

      Another Premier League manager fired

      Middlesbrough's Aitor Karanka has become the latest manager from the Premier League to lose his job. His team currently sit in nineteenth place in the English top division, having won none of their last ten league games. 

      Aitor Karanka could be sacked before the international break

      Middlesbrough boss Aitor Karanka could be dismissed from his position, should he fail to attain a positive result against Manchester United this weekend.

      Chelsea quoted price for key defensive target

      Premier League leaders Chelsea will have to cough up a sum of around £30m if they are to tempt Middlesbrough into the sale of defender Ben Gibson.

      Middlesbrough to sign Iago Aspas at end of season?

      ​Middlesbrough manager Aitor Karanka is considering a move for Celta Vigo striker Iago Aspas at the end of the current campaign. Reports from Spain suggest that Boro will pay around 14 million euros for Iago Aspas at the end of the current campaign; but only if Middlesbrough retain their Premier League status.

      Middlesbrough to sign Jese Rodriguez?

      Premier League side Middlesbrough are reported to have reach an agreement over the loan signing of Paris Saint-Germain ace Jese Rodriguez.

      Gaston Ramirez hands in transfer request

      Middlesbrough manager Aitor Karanka has revealed that Gaston Ramirez has handed in a transfer request amid interest from Leicester City.

      Middlesbrough close to Bojan's signature

      Middlesbrough are reportedly deemed favourites to sign Stoke City ace Bojan Krkic in the January transfer window. Boro have the player as their number one target as they head to the final stages of the transfer window.

      Aitor Karanka to block Downing's Palace switch

      Middlesbrough manager Aitor Karanka will reportedly deny Stewart Downing from joining a fellow Premier League rival this month. The ex-England international is free to leave the club on a short-term loan having failed to establish as a regular from the starting line-up.

      Stewart Downing free to leave Middlesbrough?

      Premier League minnows Middlesbrough will entertain loan offers for Stewart Downing in the current transfer window. The England international has failed to hold down to a regular role under Aitor Karanka this season.

      Aston Villa must pay £10m for Jordan Rhodes

      Premier League minnows Middlesbrough are reportedly holding out for a £10m sum to offload Jordan Rhodes to Aston Villa this month.

      Middlesbrough clear to sign Rudy Gestede

      Premier League side Middlesbrough have reportedly agreed on a £6m deal to sign Aston Villa striker Rudy Gestede in the January transfer window.

      Middlesbrough agree terms with Rudy Gestede

      Premier League minnows Middlesbrough have reportedly reached an agreement to sign Aston Villa striker Rudy Gestede in the January transfer window.

      Aston Villa want Jordan Rhodes

      Aston Villa will lodge a loan attempt for Jordan Rhodes when the transfer window reopens in the New Year. The Scotland international has struggled to earn a regular run at Middlesbrough this season.

      Calum Chambers to swap Arsenal for Middlesbrough

      Arsenal substitute Calum Chambers has been told he is free to join Premier League side Middlesbrough on loan. The versatile full back could spend this campaign on loan with Aitor Karanka's side.

      Middlesbrough snap up goalkeeper Brad Guzan

      Middlesbrough have moved quickly to sign Brad Guzan from Aston Villa on a free transfer. The American international shot stopper has signed a two year contract with the newly promoted Premier League side.

      Middlesbrough Set For An Exciting Season

      As Antonio Barragan was unveiled on Thursday, you could just sense the joy of manager Aitor Karanka. In his speech, the former Real Madrid assistant manager said of his latest recruit, 'He is a player we know a lot about and he is a good addition to the squad'.

      Radamel Falcao to Middlesbrough?

      Premier League newcomers Middlesbrough are weighing up a surprise move for AS Monaco striker Radamel Falcao. The Colombian has largely flopped in his previous loan spells in the top flight with Manchester United and Chelsea.