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Coaching Staff

Head Coach

STEVE AGNEW returned to Boro as Assistant Head Coach in December 2014 following his successful earlier spell with the club as second team manager and Academy coach. 

His successful playing career took in spells at Barnsley, Blackburn, Portsmouth, Leicester, Sunderland and York City. He joined the Boro Academy coaching staff in 2003 before leaving for spells on the Leeds and Hartlepool backroom teams. Steve returned to Rockliffe Park as assistant manager in 2007, with responsibility for the second team. He left again in 2012 to become assistant to Steve Bruce at Hull as the Tigers won promotion to the Premier League.

Agnew took charge of First Team affairs following the departure of Aitor Karanka in March 2017.

Assistant Head Coach

JOE JORDAN joined the club as Steve Agnew’s first appointment since taking control of first team affairs,

Jordan assists Agnew with first team duties, and brings a wealth of experience having managed Hearts and Stoke City and enjoyed two spells in charge of Bristol City.

He has also worked alongside Harry Redknapp at Portsmouth, Tottenham Hotspur and Queens Park Rangers, as well as with Lawrie McMenemy with the Northern Ireland national team in a coaching career that spans just shy of thirty years.

First Team Coach

PAUL JENKINS joined Steve Agnew's coaching staff in March 2017.

Jenkins had previously worked for the Academy at Rockliffe Park, most recently as Head Coach of Boro's Under-23s.

First Team Coach

JONATHAN WOODGATE joined Steve Agnew's coaching staff in March 2017.

In a distinguished playing career that saw him represent Real Madrid and England, Woodgate enjoyed two spells with boyhood club Boro, announcing his retirement shortly after the Teessiders’ promotion to the Premier League in May 2016.

Woodgate left a scouting position at Liverpool to return to Boro in his first coaching role.

Goalkeeper Coach

FORMER Uruguay international keeper Leo joined Boro in December 2013, shortly after the arrival of former Head Coach Aitor Karanka.

In his playing days Leo represented Nacional, where he was a Copa Libertadores and Uruguayan First Division winner, Atlético Mineiro, Guaraní FC, Fluminense FC, Alianza de Lima and Racing de Ferrol, as well as winning six caps for his country. He has previously coached at Stuttgart, Pachuca, Cruzeiro, Valencia, Real Madrid, Colorado Rapids, Chivas USA, Toronto FC and most recently Chicago, as well as the Brazil, France and Uruguay national teams. Holder of a UEFA Pro coaching licence, Leo met Karanka when they played together in the US Major League.

Head of Fitness

ADAM KERR rejoined Boro as Head of Fitness in the summer of 2013, having previously worked with the club as Lead Strength and Conditioning Coach.

His career has also seen him work for Arsenal, Sheffield United and Castleford Tigers.

Head of Physiotherapy

CHRIS MOSELEY has worked with Boro's physio team for over fifteen years, the last five as Head of Physiotherapy.

He previously worked with the first team at Stoke City.

Academy Manager

A FORMER Boro player who made 34 appearances during a four-year stay with the club between 1994 and 1998, Liddle was previously the club’s Under-18s coach before stepping up to an interim head of coaching role within the Academy.

Liddle was appointed Academy Manager in January 2017, replacing the retiring Dave Parnaby.