Craig Hignett


Where is Craig Hignett now?

A club legend at Middlesbrough, the former striker-cum-midfielder retired from playing in 2007 after a brief spell with Hartlepool United.

Craig Hignett will always be held in high regard by the Middlesbrough fans because he took a pay cut in the 1997-98 season just so that he could stay at the club.

This was in contrast to the big money they were paying at the time to stars such as Emerson and Fabrizio Ravanelli.

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In 2008, Hignett started his coaching journey at the Middlesbrough youth academy before joining up with his former Boro team mate Colin Cooper at Hartlepool United as his assistant manager.

In March 2014 Craig Hignett was on the move back to Middlesbrough to work as assistant head coach to Aitor Karanka.

Unfortunately this was a short-lived role and he left in December 2014 by mutual consent after a fall out with Karanka.

Hignett revealed in an interview in 2017 that Karanka was very intense and a perfectionist and sometimes very hard to work with.

Craig Hignett was back in professional football in February 2016 when he took on his first management role at League Two strugglers Hartlepool United.

Unable to turn around Hartlepool’s fortunes and after a run of poor results in the league, Hignett left the club by mutual consent in January 2017.

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Craig Hignett: Premier League Statistics

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Premier League Teams Played forBlackburn Rovers, Leicester City Middlesbrough

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