Juninho looks set for a return to his former English club Middlesbrough but not in a playing capacity.

The Brazilian maestro retired after his stint with Sydney FC last year but is looking to get back into the game and is reported to be taking a scouting role with the Middlesbrough.

Juninho has been touted as the possible South American representative for the Teesside club and is set to begin next season if all goes to plan.