Maccabi Tel Aviv FC welcomes Robbie Keane (42) as the new Head Coach for the 2023/24 season. Keane and his team join Maccabi Tel Aviv on a 2-year-deal and are set to arrive in Tel Aviv in the coming days and begin preparations for the forthcoming season.

During his career as a player, Keane scored more than 400 goals for the clubs he played for including Tottenham Hotspur, Leeds United, Liverpool, Coventry City, West Ham, Aston Villa as well as the Republic of Ireland where he is the most capped player and top goal scorer. Keane was appointed as first team coach at Leeds United towards the end of last season. Previously he was assistant manager at both Middlesbrough (2019-2020) and Republic of Ireland (2018-2020).

Keane told the official website: “I am delighted to take on this challenge at Maccabi. My team and I look forward to beginning work and we have confidence in our ability to do what is necessary to prepare the team for the coming season.”

Maccabi’s owner, Mitch Goldhar, added: “Robbie brings the mentality, character, energy and focus of a winner, traits he exhibited everywhere he played. These characteristics now combined with ambitions to succeed as a coach are aligned with our objectives at Maccabi.”