Middlesbrough have named their former captain Tony Mowbray as their new Manager, just over a week after Gordon Strachan left the club.

The former West Bromwich Albion and Celtic boss made 424 appearances during a 10-year stay with Boro before a £1 million move to Celtic in November 1991.

He was an ever-present as Boro completed a memorable rise from the old Division Three to the top flight between 1986 and 1988, skippering the side and forging an excellent partnership with former Manchester United defender Gary Pallister.

After hanging up his boots Mowbray moved into management north of the border, taking charge of Hibernian in 2004. He twice led Hibs to a top four finish which earned him the Manager of the Year award in 2005.

He then enjoyed three seasons at West Brom, guiding them to the Premier League in 2008, as Champions, just 12 months after losing out in the Championship Play-Off final to Derby County.

He left the Hawthorns to take the reins at Celtic, where he replaced Gordon Strachan, the same man he replaces at the Riverside Stadium.

Mark Venus, who played for Hartlepool, Leicester, Wolves, Ipswich Town and Cambridge United, will be Mowbray's assistant. The duo have previously worked together at Hibernian, West Brom and Celtic.

Boro currently sit third from bottom in the npower Championship table and they face the bottom side Bristol City, at home, on Saturday.

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