Kevin Keegan has spoken today about the decision to come back to Newcastle United, and in the end, he says the decision was very easy.
Kevin Keegan - decision was very easy in the end
Kevin is finally back at St James’ Park and as we had thought, Kevin says the challenge of bringing Newcastle back to the top with the help of billionaire owner Mike Ashley was just irresistible.
Kevin said this afternoon:
“I wouldn’t say it was a big decision,” “I love this football club, and I don’t think anyone would ever doubt that.”“From that point of view, you know life has moved on and I was doing other things. I had to make a decision, and in the end it was a very easy one.â€
“I’ve met the owner Mike Ashley and I like him very much. I also met the chairman Chris Mort, and just talking to them I felt they both knew what they are doing.â€
“I spent an hour with Mike and that convinced me it is right to come back to help him what he’s doing with Newcastle United and what he wants from the football club.â€
“There’s some unfinished business here. Everybody’s got their opinions on the game of football and what people shouldn’t do and shouldn’t do, but I think this is right and I certainly think they’re strong group of players, which is something which I didn’t know when I came last time.â€
“When I came last time, we were wondering whether we could fill the stadium. That’s not the problem here as you well know. It will be trying to get a stadium big enough.â€
“It’s very, very exciting, I’m just as excited this time as when I was when I came to play here at 31, and when I came to be manager.” “People from other parts of the country don’t understand the Geordies, and you know I do. This is my third time here.”
“My Dad was a Geordie. I understand them, I know what they want and I know what they don’t want, as well and you know as long as they are realistic and a little bit patient, I think we can try again and have dreams again, and possibly win something.”
His dad being a Geordie has obviously helped him gel immediately with the Newcastle people, and he is of course very loved in the area. Now he has to do it all over again, and that will not be easy.
And as Kevin says we must be patient.
However, as we all know, Keegan is a very special lad, and we think he will succeed – again. And this time Newcastle will really be on the world map of football, as a team that plays the game like it should be played – just like Brazil is known for that internationally.