Aitor Karanka: Middlesbrough head coach signs new deal

Aitor Karanka
Aitor Karanka has won 44 of 87 games as head coach at Middlesbrough

Head coach Aitor Karanka says his future at Middlesbrough was never in doubt after signing a four-year contract with the Championship side.

Karanka, 41, took over in November 2013 and led Boro to the Championship play-off final last season where they lost to Norwich City at Wembley.

He had one year left on his initial contract.

"It's not about money or years, it's an amazing relationship, I'm at the best club for me," Karanka told BBC Tees.

"After the play-off final when some rumours about other clubs were around, the chairman [Steve Gibson] knows I never considered them.

"The relationship with Steve and the people and the club means more than paper."

The former Real Madrid assistant has won 44 of 87 games in charge of the Riverside club.

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