Robbie Keane has urged Tottenham teammates to view Juande Ramos' appointment as a clean slate for everyone at the club.

Sat in the directors box for Sunday's 2-1 Barclays Premier League defeat by Blackburn, Ramos was offered a fitting insight into the task ahead with the result keeping Spurs marooned in the relegation zone.

But Keane insists Spurs' woeful start to the season will mean nothing to the 53-year-old, whose appointment he is convinced will galvanise the club.

"We have to draw a line under what's gone on up to now - we have no choice. It's a clean slate for everyone," said the 27-year-old.

"The new manager has come in and everyone will want to impress him because they want to play.

"I'd like to think having a new manager will improve the results. I'm looking forward to working with him - his record speaks for itself.

"If he can bring the success that he did at Sevilla here then I don't think anyone can complain.

"We met him after the game yesterday. He had a presence about him because of what he's achieved.

"I'm not sure if the players are playing for their futures - contracts are there and as long as we have them, we stay."