LONDON: Tony Pulis replaced Gary Monk as manager of Championship side Middlesbrough on Tuesday. Monk was sacked on Saturday, hours after his side’s 2-1 win at Sheffield Wednesday. Pulis has been out of work since November when he left Premier League strugglers West Brom and was also a target for Wednesday before Middlesbrough won the race for his signature. Middlesbrough won 10 of their 23 league games under Monk, who took charge in June. The team are ninth in the second-tier table, three points behind Aston Villa, who occupy the final play-off place, ahead of Tuesday’s game against Bolton.