Freddie Fletcher, the former chief executive of Newcastle United, who left the club in 20000 and brought Keegan back to Newcastle almost 16 years ago, thinks a Keegan-Shearer potential partnership is a great opportunity for the two of them.
Freddie Fletcher – former chief executive at Newcastle United
Fletcher is the man associated with Sir John Hall and who presided over several phases of the redevelopment of St James’ Park as a 52,000-capacity all-seat stadium.
Freddie talked to the Mail on Sunday about the potential partnership of the two Newcastle icons:
“This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to put Newcastle where it should be, at the top of the tree,” “For their own, and the sake of this great club, I say: Don’t blow it!”“The ideal scenario would then be for Kevin to move into an executive capacity as director of football,” “In the short term this would achieve much needed stability, but the long-term potential is limitless.”
We think the last paragraph would just not work and oversteps the mark completely.
First of all Kevin Keegan has been appointed Newcastle United manager by Chris Mort and Mike Ashley, and it just wouldnâ€™t work for Kevin to make Shearer manager â€“ he doesn’t have that authority for one thing.
Chris Mort and Mike would have something to say about appointing Shearer as manager and having Keegan as Director of Football. If they had wanted that they would have presumably offered Kevin and Alan those positions. Maybe in the long haul when Kevin wants to stop managing he can move up to Director of Football, so we can keep him involved with the club.
That’s something we should have done for Sir Bobby Robson over these last 4 years.
What do you think?
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