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Who will Middlesbrough chairman Steve Gibson plump for as Strachan's successor?

Mowbray: Boro legend

Curbishley: Steady pair of hands

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Gordon Strachan's resignation as Middlesbrough boss has prompted chairman Steve Gibson's latest search for a manager. Here, - with odds provided by Sky Bet - takes a look at some of the men who could be in the running to succeed him at the Riverside Stadium.

Current odds: Mowbray, T. 1/3 Ince, P. 3/1 Brown, P. 4/1 Megson G 11/2 O Driscoll S 10/1 Pardew, A. 14/1 Davies, B. 16/1 Curbishley, A. 25/1 Coleman, C. 25/1 Magilton, J. 33/1 Blackwell, K. 33/1 Hoddle, G. 33/1 Clark, L. 33/1 Jewell, P. 33/1 Sousa, P. 33/1 Southgate, G. 50/1 Venables, T. 50/1 Robson, Bryan. 100/1 Windass, D. 100/1 Click here for latest Sky Bet odds.


The overwhelming fans' favourite, former Boro defender Mowbray has been touted for some time as a future manager of the club following his spells at Hibernian and West Brom. However, his time at Celtic proved difficult and several of the players he moved on are now on the books at the Riverside.


Another Boro old boy - he spent three seasons on Teesside - Ince's management career to date has been eventful with impressive spells at Macclesfield and MK Dons earning him his big chance at Blackburn, where he lasted just 21 games. Ince returned to MK Dons last summer, but stepped down at the end of the season because of budget cuts.


Former Hull boss Brown has been out of work since being relieved of his duties at the KC Stadium in March as the Tigers plummeted towards the Championship. A colourful character who served his apprenticeship under Sam Allardyce at Bolton, Brown was born in the North East and launched his playing career at Hartlepool.


Jewell made his name as one of the game's up and coming talents during Bradford's unlikely run to the top flight and was the architect of Wigan's rise to prominence during a six-year spell with the club. He resigned as Derby manager in December 2008.


Davies guided Nottingham Forest into last season's Coca-Cola Championship play-offs, only to see them fall at the first hurdle when they were beaten in the semi-finals by Blackpool. He would certainly have an affinity with a dressing room packed with Scottish players.

STEVE ROUND (No price as yet)

Currently assistant to David Moyes at Everton, Round worked successfully under Steve McClaren during his time in charge at the Riverside and continued to work with him when he was appointed to the England job. He left Boro to work under Sam Allardyce at Newcastle before accepting his current post at Goodison Park.


A hugely experienced manager who is linked with virtually every major vacancy, Curbishley has been in Gibson's sights in the past. However, he has not worked since his acrimonious departure from West Ham in September 2008.

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Who should get the Middlesbrough job?

  • Tony Mowbray
  • Paul Ince
  • Phil Brown
  • Paul Jewell
  • Billy Davies
  • Steve Round
  • Alan Curbishley