Keane urges Spurs players to see Ramos as clean slate

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.

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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."

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