We have to say weâ€™ve been a little surprised at all the positive comments that have been made about Kevin Keegan, both as a football manager and as a man, since he became Newcastle United manager on Wednesday.
Keegan – compliments pouring in from managers and football folks
We think most managers and people in the game not only think this is a good move for Newcastle United, and will put the club back on the football map, but itâ€™s also very good for football in general.
If Newcastle can again get that label of being a team that plays attractive and entertaining football and we start winning too â€“ then weâ€™re on our way to establishing the club as one of the top club teams in Europe.
Steve Coppell, Reading’s manager, who is a sensible gentleman, amid the craziness that is English football these days, knows all about Kevin Keegan. He talked to Sky Sports news yesterday, and was extremely positive towards Kevin.
“It’s good to see him back. I like Kevin.” “He’s also English and it’s good to see an Englishman in a big job.”
“He’s not been taken there for his admitted tactical limitations. He’s there because he’ll inspire them to get to where they want.”
We would expect Kevin can have a good tactician on his back-room staff, so that this tactics thing isn’t a problem. But Kevin can take us into the top 4 before tactics has much to do with anything.
His ability to inspire his players and play attacking football should catapult us up the league before too long. It was also noticeable the way our attacking play took pressure off our dodgy defense on Wednesday night. We were still not able to keep a clean sheet, however.