Mark Venus wants full-time Middlesbrough job

Mark Venus during the npower Championship match between Middlesbrough and Bristol City at Riverside Stadium on October 30, 2010
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Temporary Middlesbrough manager Mark Venus reiterates that he wants the role on a full-time basis.

Mark Venus has reiterated that he wants to become Middlesbrough manager on a full-time basis.

The 46-year-old has been in temporary charge of the Championship club for the last three games after the sacking of Tony Mowbray and guided the club to a win, a loss and a draw.

Venus hopes that the situation will be resolved over the current two-week international break.

He told BBC Tees: "Hopefully these two weeks allow the club to make some plans and if that means them offering me the position then yes I do want it."

Despite Venus's yearns for the job, the latest rumours suggest that Boro chairman Steve Gibson is ready to give Spanish coach Aitor Karanka the job.

Real Madrid's assistant coach Aitor Karanka attends a press conference after a training session at Real Madrid sport city on December 9, 2011
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