Former Stoke City and Crystal Palace Manager Tony Pulis has left Middlesbrough after they failed to win promotion to the Premier League, the Championship club has announced.
Boro confirmed on Friday morning that Pulis‘ contract would not be renewed, ending an 18-month reign on Teesside.
A club statement read: “Middlesbrough FC can confirm that the contract of manager Tony Pulis will not be extended.”
Pulis first joined Boro on Boxing Day 2017, just days after Garry Monk was sacked. He guided the Riverside outfit to a fifth-place finish last season, but they were defeated by Aston Villa in the play-off semi-finals.
The Welshman could not repeat the feat this term, with Boro ending up one point outside the top six with Derby beating them to the final playoff spot.
Pulis, who previously managed a host of clubs including Stoke, Crystal Palace and West Brom, leaves Middlesbrough having won 35 and lost 23 of his 80 matches in charge.