Keegan in shock Newcastle return

sgtpepperband

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BBC Sport said:
Keegan in shock Newcastle return

Newcastle have confirmed that Kevin Keegan will make a dramatic return to manage the club.

The 56-year-old former Manchester City boss managed the Magpies from 1992 to 1997 and will return to St James' Park as Sam Allardyce's successor.

Gerard Houllier and Didier Deschamps were strongly linked with the position in the last two days but the club unexpectedly turned to Keegan.

He was initially linked only with a partnership role with Alan Shearer.

The ex-England coach was running his "Soccer Circus" in Glasgow after quitting his job at City in March 2005.

He was also linked with a return to the club last summer as director of football following Mike Ashley's takeover.

Keegan told BBC Sport in October that he was unlikely to manage a team again.

But he returns to Newcastle, having said on Monday: "I'm not ruling myself out or in. It's a club I love, everyone knows that."

Keegan took Newcastle to promotion back to the top flight in 1993 and came close to winning the league title in the 1995-96 season when they led Manchester United by 12 points before finishing as runners up.

He went on to manage Fulham, England and Manchester City but has not managed again since leaving City.
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#5
If he brings Shearer alongside, the two of them may make a good tandem, the Geordies certainly love both of em, and the players if they have any respect at all, should be keen to play for either, and everyone remembers Shearers work ethic on the pitch...he'll make sure they don't get soft... :thumright:
 
#6
notafourknotfudgepacker said:
This will end in tears - I'll give him 6-9 months tops before he bangs out (again) :thumright:
I agre, he started the rot when last in charge, scrapping the reserves. Then did a runner when it got tough(England aswell) and has left everyone since to carry the can.

They need to sort out the defence first, not go for 4-3 losses as he did before.
 
#8
You pair Les Ferdinand with him and that team will be back on track :)
Kevin Keegan, no matter what you think about his track record, is a man who has answered the call for a team he loves and who quite rightly love him. You will see some fire in that team again, and that can't be a bad thing.
 
#9
Don't know how it will work out but he has my vote and I'll once more make the trip down the A1 to see the Toon.I gave up after watching the boring crap from our previous managers, buying foreign crap at huge deals and wages and then not performing at all,the list is endless.
He made the Toon exciting to watch and I missed it.Now it will be back.
 
#13
Having lived up there when he first "came back" I hope it works, as the team that won what was Div 1 was a bit special. I only hope he doesn't tarnish that memory if it all goes tits this time round.
 

wet_blobby

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#14
Best of luck to him. Talk about a poisoned chalice though. The Newcastle fans passionate as they are must realise that it's there attitude that puts managers off.
 
#17
The man is passionate but that could also be his downfall. If he brings AS inline it will give the players a moral boost and he is a good leader. Keagan is very brave to take on NUFC and if he pulls it off the geordies will think he is a legend.
 
#18
Harry_off_the_Hermes said:
Keegan has just taken his seat, Emre gets sent off and the next minute the Toon go two up! Say what you like but following this lot is never boring!

Howay the lads!!!!
YOU WERE PLAYING STOKE, just like Liverpool getting excited as they beat Luton 5-0

Hello wake up
 
#20
YouAreHavingALaugh said:
Harry_off_the_Hermes said:
Keegan has just taken his seat, Emre gets sent off and the next minute the Toon go two up! Say what you like but following this lot is never boring!

Howay the lads!!!!
YOU WERE PLAYING STOKE, just like Liverpool getting excited as they beat Luton 5-0

Hello wake up
I'm awake! I was commenting more on a sequence of events rather than the scoreline although it was encouraging that last night we were able to put away Championship opposition in the style that a Premiership side should. A bit different from the clueless performance in the first tie and altogether a result that says more about fat Sam's departure than Keegan's arrival.
 

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