MIDDLESBROUGH have confirmed the returned of Errea as their kit manufacturer for next season after severing ties with Hummel.

The club have signed a multi-year deal with Errea to produce their shirts and kits after ending their four year association with the Danish kit manufacturer.

The Errea brand is synonymous with Boro having been their kit supplier through some of the most historic years at the club.

Having been their kit supplier from 1994, Boro have sealed promotion to the Premier League in their final season at Ayresome Park, made it to the FA Cup final in 1997, won the Carling Cup in 2004 and reached the UEFA Cup final in 2006 before switching to Adidas in 2009 following the club’s relegation to the Championship.

Jo-Ann Swinnerton, Middlesbrough FC’s Head of Retail, said: “The club and Errea have a shared heritage, and we’re looking forward to rekindling the relationship which proved such a success. 

“Errea have produced some of the best-loved kits in our history, and we’re already excited to reveal to our fans what’s in store for next season.”  

Fabrizio Taddei, Errea’s Head of Global Partnership Department said: “All of our club partnerships are important to us, but there is something very special about reconnecting with Middlesbrough. Our last time together spanned 14 seasons and produced some shirts that have become iconic to Boro fans, as they were worn by some fantastic players in a period that included one of the most exciting cup runs in European football history.

“As a family-owned company, we have a lot in common with Boro and it is not an exaggeration to say that the internal announcement, here at Errea, created genuine excitement, as almost everyone involved with our last partnership are still here and there is definitely a sense of ‘Coming Home’ for all of us. 

“As ever, we have worked very closely with the club on the new designs and we are excited to see the reaction of the fans, to what we have produced.”