It’s been a crazy few days in the North East of England after Middlesbrough boss Aitor Karanka walked away from the promotion-chasing club on Friday while former Liverpool and Real Madrid boss Rafa Benitez was unveiled as the new manager of relegation candidates Newcastle United.
Karanka walked away from the Championship high-flyers after a training ground spat and was believed to be considering his future after assistant Steve Agnew took charge of training on Saturday before leading the club out in their 2-0 defeat to Charlton yesterday.
However, tonight has been a great night for Boro fans after the club announced in a statement that the Spaniard would be resuming first-team duties with immediate effect.
The news came as a delight to most of the Middlesbrough supporters who believe Karanka is the man to lead them to promotion and the majority took to Twitter to share their happiness with others.
Buzzing my little napper of karanka back game on
— Gary Gittins (@GittinsGary) March 14, 2016
— Steve Welsh (@miniboro_dotcom) March 14, 2016
Karanka is Middlesbrough to me, and with that if we finish 2nd, 12th or 20th this season I don't care. #Boro
— Steve Brown (@Steve___Brown) March 14, 2016
— Be Quiet.Shout Loud! (@bqsl) March 14, 2016
Karanka you boss!!!☝☝
— El Jacko (@JAWellburn) March 14, 2016
— Ste Oakley (@Ste91Oakley) March 14, 2016
Ohh Aitor Karanka, Ohh Aitor Karanka, Ohh Aitor Karanka, Ohh Aitor Karanka, Ohh Aitor Karanka, Ohh Aitor Karanka, Ohh Aitor Karanka! #UTB ?
— Dan Forrest (@DanJForrest) March 14, 2016
Goto sleep with a little smug smile on my mush, Aitor Karanka back in charge and the filthy Geordies got beat ????
— Karl Parker (@borocrazyfan) March 14, 2016
AITOR KARANKA…. AITOR KARANKA
AITOR AITOR KARANKA….. AITOR KARANKA, AITOR KARANKA, AITOR KARANKA….. rinse and repeat!!
— Andy (@StocktonSmoggy) March 14, 2016
— Ryan Cattano (@RyanCattano) March 14, 2016
Made my night aitor karanka is staying at boro.
— Phil allinson (@AllinsonPhil) March 14, 2016
Karanka arriving at Rockliffe tomorrow pic.twitter.com/ijF7rsc2uj
— Jonny Wardell (@Smoggyjonny) March 14, 2016
AITORRRRR KARANKA ????????????????
— Joshua Ward (@Joshua_Ward95) March 14, 2016
Absolutely buzzing to finish work and hear that Karanka is staying. Well done Gibbo. Players need to put their dummy back in and play now.
— James Coates (@JCoates1992) March 14, 2016
Ohhhhhhh Aitor Karanka ?? now start playing for him and the club!! #boro
— S C U L L I O N (@heyjoshuajames) March 14, 2016
— ian simpson (@RibeyeSimpson) March 14, 2016
— phil hornby (@PHIL_BERT) March 14, 2016
— Joanna Hodgson (@JoannaAppleby) March 14, 2016