Lee Bowyer has emerged as another manager who Middlesbrough have looked into, TEAMtalk understands.
Boro chairman Steve Gibson is heading up the search, with much of the groundwork being done by the club’s head of recruitment Adrian Bevington.
Slavisa Jokanovic has met the club, but he would either have to lower his budget demands or Boro would have to rethink their financial strategy they had planned going into the new season, given they no longer receive Premier League parachute payments.
Another angle Boro are looking at, and it is a path Gibson likes, is appointing a manager to his first job and hometown boy Jonathan Woodgate remains firm favourite, although John Terry – currently on Aston Villa’s coaching staff – has also been talked to.
However, we can also reveal that Bowyer’s name has been discussed in the corridors of power at The Riverside.
Bowyer has guided Charlton to the play-offs despite huge constraints, and there is also the fact that he has shown a great prowess for bringing on young talent.
He is also yet to agree a contract beyond this summer – meaning Boro or any other club interested could, in theory, land him for nothing.
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