Report: Two former Spurs stars set for their first taste of club management

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Dom Le Roy

According to Sky Sports, former Tottenham central defender Jonathan Woodgate is set to take over as Middlesbrough boss.

The report claims that the 39-year-old who was Tony Pulis’ assistant at the club until May, is in line to succeed the former Stoke City and West Bromwich Albion manager.

The defender had two spells at Boro as a player, the first of which came when the club were in the Premier League back in 2006.

He then left his boyhood club for Tottenham in 2008 before returning to the Riverside in 2012 from Stoke City.

The former Real Madrid man made only 65 appearances for Tottenham in 4 season due to his injury troubles, and it was his goal in the League Cup final in 2008 against Chelsea that helped Tottenham lift their last piece of silverware.

According to a report in The Sun, Woodgate wants his former Tottenham team-mate, Robbie Keane, to join as his assistant at Boro.

The former Spurs striker is currently one of Mick McCarthy’s assistants at the Irish national team, but it is claimed that he would be open to combining that role with a club job.

Spurs Web Opinion

It is always great to see our former players get their chance at management. Woodgate didn’t live up to his potential during his playing career due to his injury problems and will be hoping he has more luck as a manager.

We would like to wish both Woodgate and Keano the best if they decide to take up the job.

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