The former Premier League goal machine joined Woodgate's coaching staff last summer - the pair had played together at Leeds and Tottenham - and Keane says both have learnt a lot from their nine months working alongside each other at Boro.

"Jonathan's attention to detail is good," said Keane. 

"He's also very very honest with his players. One thing that players want is a manager who is honest, and in Jonathan they know they have that. 

"He's a vibrant character. He's always positive around the place, but equally when something's not right he'll tell them. 

"I've really enjoyed working with him and I think we've both learnt a lot."

With the season currently suspended and the country on lockdown, the Boro players will be away from Rockliffe until further notice. The EFL's latest guidance dated May 16 as the earliest possible return, although with the situation constantly changing, firm plans cannot be put in place.

"We've been in touch with the players," added Keane. 

"They're working to a programme with the earliest return being May 16, but whether that happens or not we don't know."