Jonathan Woodgate has been appointed the manager of Middlesborough. This is a great opportunity for the former Newcastle United player who is a Middlesborough lad.
This appointment comes just days after Mike Williamson was appointed manager of Gateshead FC.
Here is the announcement made by the club:
MFC are delighted to confirm that Jonathan Woodgate will head up a new-look senior coaching team ??? #UTB
— Middlesbrough FC (@Boro) June 14, 2019
Woodgate was one of the top centre-backs in English Football when he joined Newcastle from Leeds United in January 2003 for a fee of about £12M.
Though he had a lot of trouble with injuries, he was a class player when he could stay fit.
He only spent a year and a half at Newcastle as Real Madrid came calling in the summer of 2004. After making just 37 appearances for our club, he was off to the Madrid giants.
There were rumblings in 2008 that Kevin Keegan was trying to get Woodgate back to Newcastle but it was not meant to be.
We would like to congratulate Jonathan on this appointment as manager of his hometown club.