Middlesbrough reset and vow to use local talent as Woodgate takes control

14 June 2019

Photo: Getty Images "We will show you we can improve players," says newly appointed Middlesbrough manager Jonathan Woodgate.

Chairman Gibson talks of new era, and rounds on FFP cheats.

New manager talks of knowing players at club right down to Under-12 level.

Jonathan Woodgate was sat at the top table at the training ground of his home town club, next to a chairman from Middlesbrough and spoke of knowing the club’s academy players right down to the age of 12.

Middlesbrough unveiled a new blueprint yesterday and it owed more to the model of Ajax than the overspending threatening to sink the Championship.

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