Robbie Keane has recently revealed that he has been offered an assistant manager role with Championship club Middlesbrough.
Boro are set to appoint a replacement for Tony Pulis any time now, but the potential new gaffer is said to be considering asking Keane to join his backroom team.
Currently, Keane is working as assistant to Ireland boss Mick McCarthy, a role he was appointed with back in November.
Robbie Keane has confirmed that he has been approached to become assistant of Middlesbrough (to Jonathan Woodgate) – would keep on the Ireland job if he accepted the offer. #boro
— Daniel McDonnell (@McDonnellDan) June 12, 2019
— RTÉ Soccer (@RTEsoccer) June 12, 2019
He told the Irish Mirror: “I’ve been asked. I met them yesterday and flew into Dublin this morning.
“They want me to come in as assistant manager and it’s up to me to think about it. It won’t affect me here which is key.
“I spoke to Mick McCarthy about it and said under no circumstances would I take it if had to leave Ireland and he was delighted with that.
“He said ‘you’re not f******g leaving here. They were his actual words. So it’s up to me. I love working with Ireland and Mick has been great.
“I’ve been so busy with the Ireland games and I’ve not really spoken to my wife about it.
“I flew over to meet the Middlesbrough chairman yesterday and we had a good meal and conversation. It’s exciting but the most important thing is I’m not leaving Ireland.
“It’s happened so quickly. I’ve known Woody for 20 years and he’s a good friend but I have to think about it.
“I saw on the news a few weeks ago that he might get the job, but I never thought he would call me. But he called me first so I must not be a bad fella!”
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