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Published: 20:00 | 12/6/19

Keane considering Middlesbrough offer

Robbie Keane has confirmed he has been approached by Jonathan Woodgate about a position on the Middlesbrough coaching staff.

Keane has been offered the opportunity to become Woodgate's assistant at the Riverside with the former Republic of Ireland captain set to make a decision on the position by the end of the week.

Prior to speaking with Woodgate and Middlesbrough owner Steve Gibson, Keane sought assurances from Republic of Ireland manager Mick McCarthy and the FAI that he would be able to combine any role at the Riverside with his position as Ireland assistant.

"It was the first thing I nailed down with the 'Boro Chairman Steve Gibson yesterday when I met him. That if I go in with Jonathon Woodgate, I can stay with Ireland," Keane explained.

"I've to talk about it with my family, that's the big thing now. The last few days have been such a whirlwind, with the Ireland games, I've now got to sit down and think about it and it is up to me if I want to do it."

He went on: "I don't want to rush this decision and don't want to rush my management career either, so I have to think about this.

"So I've taken his words to heart and now I've a big decision to make, but it won't affect Ireland, that's for sure. If the FAI or Mick McCarthy had an issue with me considering this job, I'd just have said 'thanks but no' to Middlesbrough."   

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