New assistant manager at Middlesbrough Robbie Keane has demanded a positive energy at the club, not only from his players, but from everyone.
Robbie Keane spoke to the club’s media team in an interview and told them that the club will see positive energy in all corners of the club – from dinner ladies to the players.
He has warned all employees that if he doesn’t see that energy, and people are being miserable, then he will not hold back in telling them.
In his the interview, told the club website: “You’ll get the positive energy, you’ll get it on the training pitch, everyday around the place.
“It’s not just the players as well it’s the people, you guys that work here, and people on the front desk and the dinner ladies – everybody’s in this together.
“It’s important we’re all as a team; as one. If you’re a miserable so-and-so I’ll tell you you are – so it won’t be just the players, it will be everyone around the place.”
Robbie Keane was appointed as Middlesbrough’s assistant manager on Friday (June 14), alongside the new manager Jonathan Woodgate.
The pair are both experiencing their most advanced roles in club coaching and are hoping to change Boro’s fortunes by instilling a new style of football at the club – one which will get fans back in the Riverside.
Jonathan Woodgate said in his first press conference: “I know every single player, I know the club inside out and I know what needs to change.
“We need to get more fans in the Riverside Stadium and we can do that with the style of football we will play.”
Robbie Keane will be hoping his message spreads to fans who have become disillusioned under Pulis.
With Woodgate discussing the importance of scoring goals and improving the style of football, Keane is extending that statement by demanding positivity around the club – something which wasn’t there with Pulis.
Keane and Woodgate’s youth should help bring a positive atmosphere, and one less dreary and pessimistic than Pulis. Keane’s statement sends out a warning that he will not tolerate people perpetrating a negative atmosphere, and if they do, then he will do his best to fix it instantaneously.