GARRY MONK will unveil Middlesbrough’s new-look backroom team within the next couple of days after three of his most trusted lieutenants were given the green light to leave Leeds United.

Monk’s backroom reshuffle was put on hold until the situation at Elland Road became clear, with Leeds having appointed Thomas Christiansen as their new boss.

Christiansen took charge of his introductory press conference earlier today, sitting alongside former Boro technical director Victor Orta, who has been installed as Leeds’ new director of football, and the pair confirmed that James Beattie, Pep Clotet and Daryl Flahavan will all be leaving their current posts.

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Beattie was Leeds’ first-team coach under Monk last season, having previously worked with the new Boro boss during his time at Swansea. The pair are extremely close, and the former Southampton striker is expected to play a prominent role in the new backroom set-up at Rockliffe Park.

Clotet has also worked with Monk at Swansea and Leeds, and spent last season in the role of assistant head coach.

A hugely experienced coach, who has worked in Spain, Sweden and Norway as well as England, 40-year-old Clotet is regarded as an important part of Monk’s previous coaching teams.

Flahavan is a goalkeeping coach who knows Monk from the pair’s playing days with Southampton. He only finished playing in January 2016, and was handed a role on Leeds’ coaching staff last summer.

“He (Christiansen) arrived with his team,” said Orta. “Pep Clotet, a few weeks ago, considered that at this moment, he communicated to Andrea (Radrizzani, Leeds owner) that he wanted a new challenge in his career.

“With the situation with Garry Monk and his staff, now we have finished the release of all his staff because Garry wants to stay with his staff at this new team, Middlesbrough.”

If, as now looks likely, Monk appoints all three coaches at Rockliffe, it remains to be seen what happens to the remaining members of Boro’s coaching staff from last season.

The biggest question mark hangs over the future of Steve Agnew, who was overlooked for the manager’s job after winning just one of his 11 matches in charge of Boro at the end of last term.

Agnew has been in a state of limbo since the final game of last season, and while Boro chief executive, Neil Bausor, praised for the former assistant when Monk was formally unveiled last week, he stopped short of promising him a role in the new regime.

Flahavan’s appointment would place Leo Percovich’s position in jeopardy, with the South American the only survivor from the influx of coaches that followed Aitor Karanka to Teesside.

Monk will also have to decide whether he wants to retain Joe Jordan, Jonathan Woodgate and Paul Jenkins, who were all involved in the senior coaching set-up under Agnew.

In a further link between Middlesbrough and Leeds, former Boro goalkeeping coach Marcos Abad has been confirmed as part of the new set-up under Christiansen at Elland Road.