Forest appoint Spaniard Karanka as new boss

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Tue, 09 Jan 2018 - 07:00 GMT

Premier League - The Riverside Stadium - 29/10/16 Middlesbrough manager Aitor Karanka Action Images via Reuters / Jason Cairnduff

Premier League - The Riverside Stadium - 29/10/16 Middlesbrough manager Aitor Karanka Action Images via Reuters / Jason Cairnduff

MANCHESTER, England, Jan 8 (Reuters) - Nottingham Forest, who upset Arsenal in the FA Cup third round, have appointed Spanish coach Aitor Karanka as their new manager. Championship club Forest beat Arsenal 4-2 on Sunday with caretaker manager Gary Brazil in charge following the departure of Mark Warburton last month.

Karanka, a former Real Madrid and Athletic Bilbao player, was fired by Middlesbrough last season as the club headed towards relegation from the Premier League.

The 44-year-old had guided Middlesbrough to promotion from the Championship in 2016.

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