He went on to add, "last season was one of the most competitive in the Championship in years - there's real quality".
The agent of Reading boss Jaap Stam appears to have ruled out a possible switch to become Leeds United manager.
If the club manage to keep hold of the majority of their players, and with the possibility of money being available for new signings, then expectations will be high that Boro can bounce back at the first attempt.
But having received assurances from the player's uncle, club owner Steve Gibson that he does not have to sell his prize asset, Monk hopes to convince the centre-half to commit himself to next season's promotion campaign.
"I've worked under pressure throughout my career", he said today.
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NOTES: Boston manager John Farrell met with LHP David Price concerning Price's outburst at the media in New York Wednesday night. Jordan Zimmermann yielded six hits, two runs and three walks over six innings of solid work Friday in a loss to the Red Sox .
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Senior Veronica Eder picked up her first All-American honors as she finished 14th in the women's 10,000 meters. New Mexico's Josh Kerr won the 1,500 with a time of 3:43.03, eight seconds off the record pace set in 1981.
"Next was to look and try and find that right challenge that I wanted and the boxes ticked that I needed, and everything that I wanted was clear with Middlesbrough".
Monk resigned from his position at Elland Road last month, a day after Andrea Radrizzani bought control of the club from Massimo Cellino. There's no getting away from that.
He said he plans to restore confidence and aim for promotion. "It's a competitive and hard league but this club is equipped and we're all determined to do it".
He replaces Marco Silva, who left to take over at Watford after Hull's relegation from the Premier League.
He was also in charge of English Premier League side, Swansea City for two seasons before taking Leads United to the seventh spot in last year's Championship, which is their highest spot in the last four seasons. I have a lot of respect for that club (Leeds) and I had a really good time there.
Mr Leslie said Labour missed an "open goal" as he had "never known" a more beatable prime minister than Theresa May . May called the election called in a bid to strengthen her mandate ahead of European Union exit talks.
While few expect that to happen, the words underline that the bank is not yet willing to call time on the stimulus program. The 60 billion euros ($67 billion) per month in bond purchases are to run at least through the end of the year.
James Neal started the play, getting the puck to captain Mike Fisher who fed the puck up to Arvidsson while falling to the ice. After Sidney Crosby scored on a breakaway in the first period, it looked as if he may get another one in the second period.
But if Trump were to lie under oath, and Mueller and his team were able to prove that subsequently, it would constitute perjury. That could serve to rebut Comey's testimony. 'But yes, absolutely I'd be committed to Article 5, ' he said.
Trump said he would negotiate to possibly re-enter the agreement, which most of the world has already ratified, on new terms. The state department said the embassy's economics councillor Jonathan Fritz would be filling in behind Mr Rank immediately.
Tillman's season began when he pitched five scoreless innings and allowed three hits to the Chicago White Sox on May 7. That said, the last time Gausman played the Yankees on May 31 he went 5.1 innings with two earned on eight hits.
The tweet broke a mysterious period of silence on social media for the President, who until then had not tweeted since June 7. Trump was also asked if recordings exist of his conversations with Comey, as he has hinted in tweets in the past.
That's even after Kuwait's emir Sheikh Sabah Al Ahmad Al Sabah flew to Qatar to discuss the crisis with officials. The Kuwaiti leader went to the UAE and Qatar on June 7 for talks on the crisis and is now back in Kuwait.
Brinson came to the Brewers as the center piece in the August 2016 trade that sent catcher Jonathan Lucroy to the Texas Rangers . In the seventh, Josh Hader came out to make his Major League Baseball debut. "Some pitches started working for me there".
Apple said it has concentrated on the internals of the OS this year so it can "push the Mac forward" in the future. The processor is accompanied by a brand-new Radeon Pro graphics card from AMD's recently launched RX 500-series.
A church bus carrying high school students and adults has crashed in the Atlanta area, leaving several people injured. Vandiver said he spoke with both shortly after the accident but neither could provide any real details.
New smart speaker expected as Apple kicks off conference
Having said that, the new speaker comes with six microphones which will be the mode of interaction for users with the HomePod . Apple is also bringing the ability to send money to friends or other people through its payment service, Apple Pay.
London Bridge attacker tried to rent larger truck
Cole, 41, said the attack was "the most challenging, most intense situation I've dealt with" in an 18-year police career. Police appealed for any information around the knives - where they came from or where they were bought.
White House tries to regroup, but Trump isn't helping
Trump's administration has allowed his comments to go through without vetting - and fact-checking - and its reaction is too late. It might seem frivolous, but as NPR's David Folkenflik, reports it is sharpening the debate over those presidential tweets .
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The Administration's annual budget is seen as a statement of policy, not necessarily a legislative proposal certain to become law. Speaking with reporters, he called Trump's budget a "recommendation" that "will not be determinative of what happens here".
Trump wishes Comey luck, allies aim at lawman's credibility
But Coats indicated that he would cooperate with the Russian Federation probe now being led by special counsel Robert Mueller . Acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe has also testified that there has been "no effort to impede" the Russian investigation.