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Nottingham Forest appoint Karanka as new manager

From BBC - January 8, 2018

Championship club Nottingham Forest have named former Middlesbrough manager Aitor Karanka as their new boss.

Karanka has agreed a two-and-a-half-year deal to replace Mark Warburton, who was sacked on 31 December after nine months in charge.

The 44-year-old Spaniard has been out of work since being dismissed by Boro in March 2017.

Karanka spent three and a half years on Teesside, earning promotion to the Premier League in the 2015-16 season.

But he was sacked with the club in the relegation zone following a run of 10 games without a win.

His first game as Reds boss will be against Aston Villa at the City Ground on 13 January, while he can also look forward to an FA Cup fourth-round tie at Hull City following Forest's 4-2 victory over Arsenal on Sunday.

Forest are 14th in the Championship, 11 points below the play-off places.

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