Steve Gibson: 'Mark Venus in running for Middlesbrough job'

Gibson: 'Venus in running for Boro job'
© Getty Images
Mark Venus is in the running for the full-time manager's job, according to Steve Gibson.

Middlesbrough chairman Steve Gibson has admitted that current caretaker manager Mark Venus could be in the running for the job full-time.

Gibson said that taking control of the team in the short-term will allow Venus to show whether he is capable of leading on a permanent basis.

"Mark will have the chance turn things around," Gibson told BBC Sport. "I have given him all the support and authority that he would have if he was permanent manager and he will now have the chance to put his name forward."

Tony Mowbray was sacked on Monday following the side's poor start to the season.

Middlesbrough boss Tony Mowbray on the touchline on August 3, 2013
Read Next:
Boro sack Mowbray
>
You May Like
Recomended from Sports Mole



Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Wolverhampton WanderersWolves1282221111026
2Cardiff CityCardiff127321710724
3Sheffield UnitedSheff Utd128041610624
4Bristol City125612011921
5Preston North EndPreston12561158721
6Leeds UnitedLeeds126241812620
7Aston Villa125431712519
8Norwich CityNorwich125431214-219
9Fulham124621612418
10Ipswich TownIpswich116052017318
11Middlesbrough124531511417
12Sheffield WednesdaySheff Weds124441614216
13Derby CountyDerby114431513216
14Nottingham ForestNott'm Forest125071521-615
15Queens Park RangersQPR123541516-114
16Hull City123452320313
17Millwall123451414013
18Brentford122641415-112
19Barnsley113351517-212
20Reading113351012-212
21Birmingham CityBirmingham12327819-1111
22Burton Albion12246623-1710
23Sunderland121561322-98
24Bolton WanderersBolton12129623-175
LIVE SCORES VIDEPRINTER
expand