- Current club: Middlesbrough
- Date of Birth: 18 September 1973
- Birthplace: Vitoria-Gasteiz
- Position: Defender
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Former Middlesbrough manager Aitor Karanka has emerged as a top candidate to take over the hot seat at Leeds United following Garry Monk's surprise resignation earlier in the week.
Although the end of the Premier League season has only just arrived, planning for next season is already underway for Middlesbrough, as they plot a return to the top flight following their relegation.
Manchester United legend Ryan Giggs is on the shortlist to take over as the next permanent manager of Middlesbrough. The Premier League strugglers have been under the temporary management of Steve Agnew since the departure of Aitor Karanka, and look set to be relegated to the Championship in the coming weeks.
Despite looking a certainty for some time now, Sunderland's relegation from the Premier League has devastated their fans. Manager David Moyes has failed to win over the fans during his time at the Stadium of Light, and the club may now be set to replace him with a former Middlesbrough manager, who knows how to win promotion from the Championship.
Former Middlesbrough manager Aitor Karanka could be offered a quick return to management with Algeria, who are currently bottom of their World Cup qualifying group.
Jose Mourinho will look to add Aitor Karanka to his coaching team ahead of next season, where he is planning a title challenge with the Red Devils. Karanka has been out of work for a short while after being sacked by Middlesbrough.
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?
On the 13th of November 2013, Middlesbrough football club appointed the first overseas manager in the club's 141 year history.
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.
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.
Middlesbrough boss Aitor Karanka could be dismissed from his position, should he fail to attain a positive result against Manchester United this weekend.
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 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.
Premier League side Middlesbrough are reported to have reach an agreement over the loan signing of Paris Saint-Germain ace Jese Rodriguez.
Middlesbrough manager Aitor Karanka has revealed that Gaston Ramirez has handed in a transfer request amid interest from Leicester City.
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.
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.
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.
Premier League minnows Middlesbrough are reportedly holding out for a £10m sum to offload Jordan Rhodes to Aston Villa this month.
Premier League side Middlesbrough have reportedly agreed on a £6m deal to sign Aston Villa striker Rudy Gestede in the January transfer window.