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.
Kenny Dalglish – managing Newcastle was a privilege
Writing in his column in the Daily Mail, Kenny said:
â€œ”Every time the vacancy at Newcastle United has been discussed the words ‘poisoned chalice’ are mentioned.â€
“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.