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Garry Monk Arrival Has Familiar Echoes Of Charlton Appointment

Posted: Tue 13 Jun 2017

Boro fans will be hoping the club’s new manager will have the same effect as a legend of the game who made the same journey back in 1973.

Jack Charlton, like Garry Monk, was 38 when he moved from Leeds to Teesside to take charge of a club in the second league of English football - the impact of the World Cup winner was immediate.

Charlton first introduced the iconic white band, which has returned to Boro's shirts this season, as he took the helm at Ayresome Park.

Promotion was won with seven matches still to play, the championship secured a game later as the club secured the title with the highest ever number of points for a second division side (two points for a win), 65.

A club record of just one home defeat in the season was equalled, just one of 21 records set which were either club or league.

Charlton was named Manager of the Season, having won Manager of the Month twice during the campaign.