Boro have confirmed that Pulis has left following the Teesside club's failure to finish in the Championship playoffs.
Pulis, who took the Boro reins in December 2017 as Garry Monk's replacement, led the team to the playoff semi-finals last season but they could not get the better of Aston Villa.
The news has been warmly received by a sizeable number of fans, many of whom were tired of the Welshman's pragmatic and conservative tactics, deemed "Pulisball".
According to The Guardian, Boro do not expect to make an imminent announcement about a replacement but coach Jonathan Woodgate is thought to be under serious consideration.
The newspaper also claims that Steve Gibson is expected to consider alternative options including Chris Hughton, recently sacked by Brighton & Hove Albion.
Needless to say, some of the club's fans on Twitter seem eager for the Spaniard to have another go in the Riverside dugout:
Keith mate this might be my favourite tweet in the Twitter history it's like you have tweeted it just for me— Callum x (@Cmon_T_Boro) 17 May 2019
Don’t get me excited Aitor, don’t you dare— David (@davidr06051999) 17 May 2019
I would have Karanka back!!— Graham Turner (@GrahamT58264035) 17 May 2019
Karanka yes please— carlos (@Carlpotter_) 17 May 2019
I would have him back !!— Bridget Blackburn (@Bridgo66) 17 May 2019
However, some fans were against the prospect of Karanka coming back:
jovanovic, or houghton! All day every day!— Charlie Teasdale (@Cteasdale95) 17 May 2019
Gotta be better options than going back to him— Callum I'Anson (@Callumianson94) 17 May 2019
Been there done that , it’s a no from me .— philip stone (@smoggie1) 17 May 2019
Wouldn't want him back— Lee (@transportne) 17 May 2019
I wouldn’t be very happy with this as his football at times was poor, but it would still be better than what we have suffered with since.— Brian (@BrianDe11636916) 17 May 2019
AK wasn't perfect but he brought us our most successful period of the last 9/10 years. I'd much rather have him back than go with Woodgate, which is looking likely.— We're Middlesbrough! (@We_are_Boro) 17 May 2019
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