Tottenham Hotspur fans react to club's tweet on Jonathan Woodgate and Robbie Keane

Jonathan Woodgate of Tottenham Hotspur celebrates scoring his team's second goal with team mate Robbie Keane (L)during the Barclays Premier League match between Hull City and Tottenham...

The Spurs old-boys have become manager and assistant manager at Middlesbrough.

Jonathan Woodgate of Tottenham Hotspur celebrates scoring his team's second goal with team mate Robbie Keane (L)during the Barclays Premier League match between Hull City and Tottenham...

Tottenham Hotspur have posted a Twitter message wishing the best of luck to Spurs alumni Jonathan Woodgate and Robbie Keane following their appointments at Middlesbrough.

The former England defender, who has been working for the Teesside club in a coaching capacity since 2017, succeeds Tony Pulis, who left at the end of the 2018-19 season.

Boro confirmed the appointment on Friday, with Woodgate's former Tottenham teammate Keane set to combine Republic of Ireland coaching duties with those at the Championship club.

 

Both players are remembered fondly at the North London outfit, with Woodgate on the books at White Hart Lane between 2008 and 2011, while Keane had two spells at Spurs between 2002-2008 and 2009-2011.

Here is what Tottenham's official Twitter account wrote about their former players, adding pictures of their League Cup triumph in 2008:

Some of the Lilywhites faithful also wished the pair all the best on the social media platform:

Boro will be eager to challenge for promotion to the Premier League next season following a 2018-19 Championship campaign in which they were in the playoff positions for much of the season only to eventually finish seventh.

A general view of the Riverside before the npower Championship match between Middlesbrough and Doncaster Rovers at Riverside Stadium on April 17, 2012 in Middlesbrough, England.

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