Video: Middlesbrough fans on their worst ever manager

Scotland manager Gordon Strachan

They may be settled with Aitor Karanka right now, but Middlesbrough have had some poor managers in the past.

Scotland manager Gordon Strachan

Middlesbrough seem to have found the perfect manager in Aitor Karanka after the Spaniard masterminded their return to the Premier League, but they have came across some not-so-ideal options for the hot seat before they appointed Jose Mourinho's former assistant.

The question remains however, who has been Middlesbrough's worst manager ever? We went to the Riverside Stadium to see who the Boro faithful think is bottom of the managerial pile.

The answer was unanimous: Gordon Strachan.

The current Scotland manager took over at the Riverside back in 2009 when Gareth Southgate was sacked, despite the former Boro captain overseeing a strong start to the Championship after relegation the previous season.

Strachan was tasked with getting Middlesbrough back to the Premier League at the first time of asking, but they finished down in 11th, meaning it was another year in the second tier for the Boro.

Scotland manager Gordon StrachanScotland manager Gordon Strachan

The following season, Strachan tore up his contract and left the club in October after a shocking start which saw Boro closer to the relegation zone than the playoff places. The Strachan era was a dark time for Middlesbrough fans, and they still haven't quite got over the turmoil.

"He absolutely killed this club," said one fan.

Things look a lot brighter now that Karanka is in charge, but the memory of Strachan will always remain.

Sir Alex Ferguson speaks with Scotland manager Gordon Strachan during the UEFA Euro 2020 Glasgow Logo LaunchSir Alex Ferguson speaks with Scotland manager Gordon Strachan during the UEFA Euro 2020 Glasgow Logo Launch

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