Coyne returns to the club after spending three years here as a player, forming part of the coaching set-up under former Boro teammate Jonathan Woodgate.

And the Welshman says it is Woody that sold him on the vision for Boro going forward.

"He's got a real clear idea of what he wants and how he wants to go about it," Coyne said.

"Standards, the way he wants to deal with players, and working with them to improve them.

"He's got a passion and a desire to succeed in whatever he's doing, it's very infectious.

"He had me hooked straightaway and I can't wait to get started now. It's an exciting time."

Coyne, whose seven years coaching with previous employers Shrewsbury Town included two spells as caretaker boss, says he's looking forward to getting to work with Boro's glovesmen.

"I loved playing here, the fans were great with me," he said.

"If you're going in and you're giving it everything you can, the fans will be behind you 100%.

"I'm looking forward to getting back into the Championship and working with probably one of the best goalkeepers in the league, and some real good prospects from below."

Watch the full interview with Danny Coyne in the video player above.