Kevin Keegan is now expected to bring in various coaches into his Newcastle United back-room staff, and possibly a specific coach to work on Newcastle’s long term defensive problems.
Chris Coleman – possibility could join Keegan’s staff at Newcastle
Of course Kevin didnâ€™t care much about the defense in his first manager appointment at Newcastle but the game has changed and the defense has to be a lot stronger than during the 1990â€™s.
The coach being linked with Kevin as the defensive coach is Chris Coleman, who was recently managing Real Sociedad in the Spanish League. The former Fulham boss Coleman resigned from his post as Real Sociedad manager on Wednesday, leading to rumors that Chris could team up with his former manager Kevin Keegan.
The 37-year-old was signed by Keegan during his time in charge at Fulham and presumably his experience as a defender could be used by Newcastle to help fix their defensive problems.
Itâ€™s not surprising too that other former players are being linked with a return to Kevinâ€™s coaching staff with Alan Shearer, Rob Lee and Peter Beardsley already mentioned. Also former Newcastle coach, John Carver, who worked closely at Newcastle under Bobby Robson, was fired by Luton Town along with their manager Kevin Blackwell, following last nightâ€™s 5-0 defeat at Anfield.
There may also be new roles for Terry McDermott and Arthur Cox, who worked closely with Keegan during his first spell in charge at Newcastle. Arthur Cox was of course a former manager at Newcastle United from September1980 until May of 1984.