Dalglish – Managing Newcastle Was A Privilege


Kenny Dalglish who managed Liverpool and Blackburn to Championship titles before taking over the reigns at Newcastle after Kevin Keegan left in January 1997, has been talking to the Daily Mail and says managing Newcastle was a privilege.

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Kenny Dalglish – managing Newcastle was a privilege

Writing in his column in the Daily Mail, Kenny said:

“”Every time the vacancy at Newcastle United has been discussed the words ‘poisoned chalice’ are mentioned.”

“Well, you can forget that. Managing the Magpies was a privilege for me and it should be for any manager who is given the chance to take charge of a football club where the password is passion.”

“The new people came in after Sam had been appointed and perhaps they wanted their own man to buy players in the transfer window,”

“I just hope the next manager is given time because there clearly needs to be an overhaul.”

Dalglish said the passion on Tyneside and yearning for a trophy were unlimited, but he still believes the new manager at Newcastle will need to be given some time. He also believes the sacking of Sam wasn’t just about the results, which were fairly decent. But Sam was never Mike Ashley’s own man, which he thinks played a part in the dismissal.

Here is a link to Kenny’s full article – it’s worth reading.

Comments welcome.


28 comments so far

  • Graham

    Jan 11, 2008 at 10:12 AM

    Comment #1

    Other than Robson, Dalglish was the only manager I was truly sorry to see leave the club (i was unpopular at the tim with my thoughts though!!)

    I thought that, in time he would have got it right but like so many past managers we’ll never know.

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  • Edd Case

    Jan 11, 2008 at 10:17 AM

    Comment #2

    I didn’t like his style of play either.

    Wasn’t he the man who got rid of Asprilla? Tut tut.

    Sky Sports are rather quiet on the ‘New Newcastle Manager’ stories this monring…haha, muppetts.

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  • thelongshanks

    Jan 11, 2008 at 10:18 AM

    Comment #3

    Fair play Daglish for speaking out about his pride at once managing newcastle.Poison chalice is ridiculous,the press went on about ‘sam has to go’ and when he did,they changed thier tune to ‘newcastle is a poison chalice’.Daglish followed keegan and that was hid downfall.

    We need to egt a new manager in quick while jan window is still open cuz we need a right back at least on loan and an attacking midfielder.Hope emre starts under new manager.the man is magic.

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  • RobNUFC

    Jan 11, 2008 at 10:21 AM

    Comment #4

    bring back ossie

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  • RobNUFC

    Jan 11, 2008 at 10:21 AM

    Comment #5

    he played 10 up front 🙂

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  • ChrisM

    Jan 11, 2008 at 10:26 AM

    Comment #6

    Shame he was shite!

    He was the fella that got rid of our foreigners and anyone else with a bit of flair. Then he replaced them with over the hill 30somethings i.e. Ian ‘Goal drought’ Rush and Jon ‘Fatty’ Barnes.

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  • Davey G

    Jan 11, 2008 at 10:29 AM

    Comment #7

    Your POLL is overwhelming!!! I hope anybody with ocntact to Ashley or Mort see the poll!!

    Go get Jose………………
    If he doesnt want it, let us know, as over half the fans are looking at the board and hoping this will be their next move, and great disappointment will follow should an effort not even be made to get this bloke on board!!

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  • TOONNUTTER

    Jan 11, 2008 at 10:33 AM

    Comment #8

    KEEGAN IS THE NEW MANAGER . THIS WILL BE SORTED MONDAY.

    KEEGAN IS STOPPING AT TERRY MACS AND IS IN TOWN NOW.

    SAM WAS SACK DUE TO THE FACT HE WOULD NOT HAVE KEEGAN AS DIRECTOR OF FOOTBALL.

    KEEGAN WILL BE THE NEW MANAGER

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  • Midjew

    Jan 11, 2008 at 10:35 AM

    Comment #9

    6% for harry????

    So who wants him??

    Obviously NOT the fans!

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  • lee

    Jan 11, 2008 at 10:35 AM

    Comment #10

    well done kenny always knows what he is talking about

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  • GM

    Jan 11, 2008 at 10:36 AM

    Comment #11

    Just stumbled across a p’mouth web site and they are resigned to ‘arry going they are startingto talk about their next manager…god I want this nightmare to end, give us Jonny foreigner…no more english managers 🙂

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  • valle

    Jan 11, 2008 at 10:36 AM

    Comment #12

    Toonnutter… U need to put some evidence on the table to seem reliable… Like where and how did u get that info?… It might be a great move, it might be a mistake for all concerned, if KK fails to live up to the massive exspectation what will happen?. He would take some chance ruining the god like status he has always had here.

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  • valle

    Jan 11, 2008 at 10:37 AM

    Comment #13

    Harry is 60 years old… Not exactly planning for the future are we?

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  • bennit3b

    Jan 11, 2008 at 10:38 AM

    Comment #14

    Davey G – Jose cant manager a premiership team until next season, cos the russian put it in his contract (I believe).

    What about Klinsmann, is he available, thought he did a great job with Germany

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  • bennit3b

    Jan 11, 2008 at 10:39 AM

    Comment #15

    My Friend Saw Kegan in the diamond with Mort Last night (pub in ponteland just out side newcastle)

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  • bennit3b

    Jan 11, 2008 at 10:40 AM

    Comment #16

    ^^^ So Toonnutter might be right or they could just be discussing him been director of football?

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  • GM

    Jan 11, 2008 at 10:42 AM

    Comment #17

    @Bennit3b : Klinsmann has sign contract to join Bayern Munich on the 1st July

    There is no clause 4 jose as this would be breeching human rights laws for an employer to stop an employee gaining employment.

    Doesnt Keegan still live up here anyway?

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  • Graeme

    Jan 11, 2008 at 10:42 AM

    Comment #18

    God forbid KK is given the job, he cant handle pressure and has proved it time and again.

    Fergie had him beaten when he was 12 points in front and it just did him in. He’s a bottler, when the going gets tough, KK gets going. He demonstrated with the england position that he just cant handle it.

    Just who, in their right mind would want him back, even as a caretaker???

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  • bennit3b

    Jan 11, 2008 at 10:51 AM

    Comment #19

    GM – Yea think he lives on some where near middlesbourgh, but still a little wierd how he was seen with Mort having a drink?

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  • Midjew

    Jan 11, 2008 at 10:52 AM

    Comment #20

    ATTENTION:

    At Midday there is going to be a Press Conference with Harry Redknapp on Skysports News TV!

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  • GM

    Jan 11, 2008 at 10:53 AM

    Comment #21

    midjew, where did you hear that?

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  • Midjew

    Jan 11, 2008 at 10:55 AM

    Comment #22

    GM- ON Sky News they keep announcing it, ALSO they said Mark Hughes has rulled himself OUT.

    Conference LIVE ON SKYSPORTS NEWS

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  • bennit3b

    Jan 11, 2008 at 10:58 AM

    Comment #23

    I hope we dont get Harry Redknapp, he looks like a fin used car sales man and other than sorting pompy out (eventhough I think they have been lucky at time this season) he’s done nothin good any where else

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  • GM

    Jan 11, 2008 at 10:59 AM

    Comment #24

    oh f***k, please please be wrong. I’ve just mailed the “your shout” email address at the club to express my opinions of ‘arry and why he is a shit choice

    http://www.nufc.premiumtv.co.uk/page/Email/0,,10278,00.html

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  • Hadrian

    Jan 11, 2008 at 12:11 PM

    Comment #25

    Thank you Kennny , great of you to come out with that at this time .
    shame you didnt just come in and build upon what you had instead of gutting the team and being arogant enough to try and start over.

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  • Shaun Dean

    Jan 11, 2008 at 12:59 PM

    Comment #26

    Daglish got rid of Asprilla, Ginola, Ferdinand and brought in Barnes, Pearce and rush and in one season took us from 2nd to 13th at least from what i can renember.

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  • Bill F

    Jan 11, 2008 at 1:43 PM

    Comment #27

    Surely he’s not putting his name in the hat, that would take some cheek. Give him credit for trying though.

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  • Leo*

    Jan 11, 2008 at 2:57 PM

    Comment #28

    id just love it. id just love it if we won haha….

    just like i would ‘love’ jose’s post match press i would ‘love’ keegans too. they were quality

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