New Boro head coach Jonathan Woodgate was unveiled in front of the media on Friday lunchtime at Rockliffe.
Woodgate was announced as the club's new head coach this morning, heading up a new-look coaching team which includes Robbie Keane, Leo Percovich and Danny Coyne.
He was joined in the media conference by Boro Chairman Steve Gibson. Chief Executive Neil Bausor and Head of Recruitment Operations Adrian Bevington.
Watch Woodgate's first media conference as Boro's head coach in the video above.
Adrian Bevington, Head of Recruitment Operations
On the identity of the club: "We want to have a clear identity, with a clear style of play right through. We will have players who will suite the style. It's important that we're introducing younger players, and we need to be brave with blooding Academy players. We, also, need to be smart with our recruitment and we're identifying targets. We want to deliver a style of play which will excite the fans, it's a long term plan but we're excited."
Jonathan Woodgate, Head Coach
On taking over as head coach: "It's a huge honour. I've been a Middlesbrough fan since the age of six when I used to go with my dad. I'm honoured to be here. We've got a fantastic squad and we can be right up there and I want to promote the youth. We've got players who can play now and in the future. I know players right from the Under-12s. I want to pass the ball, I want to us to score goals and we'll have that in abundance with the likes of the coaches we have brought in."
On the style of play: "I know every single player, I know the club inside out and I know what needs to change. We need to get more fans in the Riverside Stadium and we can do that with the style of football we will play."
On coaching influences: "He (Tony Pulis) was a superb man and I got my grounding from him. You look at the different coaches I've worked under: Bobby Robson, Terry Venables, Harry Redknapp. I want to impose my style on this team."
On previous first-time managers: "There's a trend and it was all their first jobs, the chairman has been great with that and they went on to have great success. This is the start of my pathway."
Steve Gibson, Chairman
On appointing Jonathan Woodgate: "I've known Jonathan for a long time, and we've talked a lot in the past. He's been here for five years as a coach, he's been here as a player and I know the influence he had in the changing room. There's something about him - he's different. We're probably looking to make a couple more additions to the coaching staff, but we'll let that settle for now."
On the season coming up: "It's a season of change, there's a lot of change at the football club. One thing we're going to have to be is patient. We're talking about bringing young players in, they'll make mistakes, we'll make mistakes but we've got to be patient."