Karanka would be good bet

Sunday Sun - - Football -

Ai­tor Karanka IT’S a lit­tle sur­pris­ing that Ai­tor Karanka is still wait­ing for the chance to get back into foot­ball man­age­ment.

The for­mer Boro boss has been bid­ing his time and wait­ing for the right club to come along since he parted com­pany with Boro in March.

He was of­fered the Alaves job but turned down the chance to re­turn to Spain, pre­sum­ably be­cause he wants to have an­other crack at man­ag­ing in Eng­land.

Karanka was linked with Garry Monk’s old club Leeds United early in the sum­mer and now, it ap­pears, he was of­fered the Birm­ing­ham City hot seat early last week but turned it down.

The Blues wasted no time in ap­point­ing Steve Cot­ter­ill in his place.

Nat­u­rally Karanka is wait­ing for the “right job to come along” but the longer he waits, the more dif­fi­cult it may be­come.

He doesn’t have the wealth of con­tacts in this coun­try which he might have in Spain, which would make it eas­ier to find work.

How­ever any club which comes up with an of­fer in the near fu­ture could do a lot worse than hand­ing their fu­ture over to Karanka.

He did a ster­ling job at Boro, build­ing a de­cent side and tak­ing the club into the Premier League fol­low­ing a seven years gap.

Ai­tor strug­gled for re­sults in the top flight but should be a bet­ter man­ager for the ex­pe­ri­ence.

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