Sport FA Cup giantkillers Nottingham Forest appoint Karanka as new manager

23:56  08 january  2018
23:56  08 january  2018 Source:   goal.com

Forest sack Warburton after Sunderland defeat

  Forest sack Warburton after Sunderland defeat After one win in seven Championship matches Mark Warburton has been sacked by Nottingham Forest.Nottingham Forest have sacked Mark Warburton less than 24 hours after their 1-0 defeat to Sunderland at the City Ground

Just days after a famous 4-2 victory dumped the FA Cup holders out of the competition, the Championship side have announced their new manager .

Just days after a famous 4-2 victory dumped the FA Cup holders out of the competition, the Championship side have announced their new manager .

Aitor Karanka Middlesbrough 12112016 © Provided by Goal Aitor Karanka Middlesbrough 12112016

After knocking holders Arsenal out of the FA Cup on Sunday, Nottingham Forest have appointed former Middlesbrough boss Aitor Karanka as their new manager.

Forest stunned the Gunners in a 4-2 victory at the City Ground under the guidance of caretaker manager Gary Brazil, having parted company with Mark Warburton last month.

And Karanka, who led Boro to the Premier League in 2015-16, has agreed a two-and-a-half-year contract with the two-time European champions, taking over with Forest 14th in the Championship.

"We are very pleased to have reached terms with Aitor Karanka to become the manager of Nottingham Forest," said chairman Nicholas Randall of the Spaniard, who left the Riverside Stadium in March as the Teessiders' Premier League return lasted just one season.

"He is an exceptional candidate who fully subscribes to the vision of the club's owners and board for the future of the club.

"I want to thank Gary Brazil, his staff and the players for their professionalism and loyalty in the last few days. In particular, the performance against Arsenal was truly outstanding and shows the potential of this fantastic club."

Forest visit Hull City in the next round of the FA Cup. Karanka's first task is Saturday's fixture with Aston Villa at the City Ground.

Theo Walcott completes his move to Everon .
Everton have completed their second major signing of the January transfer window with the arrival of Theo Walcott from Arsenal for a reported £20m. The Toffees failed to adequately replace Romelu Lukaku in the summer and have followed up the £27m acquisition of Cenk Tosun from Besiktas with the England international forward. Walcott scored 108 goals in 397 games for the Gunners during his 12 years at the club following a £9.5m move from Southampton in January 2006, but he has fallen down the pecking order at the Emirates. The 28-year-old had failed to start a single Premier League game this season for Arsenal and with talk of both Bordeaux’s Malcom and Pierre-Emerick Aubamenyang of Dortmund arriving this month, Walcott was always likely to leave. Everton have reportedly agreed to match Walcott’s £140,000-a-week Arsenal wages in order to convince him to make the move to Goodison Park as Sam Allardyce’s revamped attack begins to take shape.

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