Newcastle Chairman Chris Mort has admitted this season will be a transitional one for Newcastle, after changing managers in January.
Chris and Kevin – transitional season for Newcastle says Chairman
Chris Mort said today:
“We appreciate that we are below mid-table, we’re out of one cup and while we’re hopefully going to progress in the other, it’s going to be a tough job,”
“We were not going to take the decision of changing the manager lightly. We talked about the timing. You could say: ‘Well why didn’t you just give him the season,’ but then we would have had another transition season next season for the new man.”
“We felt that was the wrong thing to do.”
Mort, who admitted to being impressed by Keegan’s infectious enthusiasm since he arrived at the club, is hoping he can win hearts and minds across the country as well as Premier League points. We think that’s already happening. Chris continued:
“Clearly every league position in the Premier League matters a great deal financially. We want to get up the Premier League.â€â€œ
“We’re not going to dismiss getting as high as we can and say: ‘Let’s go and win a League Cup.’ There’s a very hard-nosed financial aspect to this as well. But we want to win something.”
“My personal memory of Kevin’s previous time here is just the way he transformed this club into one where people were either Newcastle supporters or felt Newcastle were their second team because of the way he went about his business, and the way his players went about their business as well.”
“If we could get back to that position, I’d be delighted.”
So would most Newcastle fans Chris.
We would hope that Kevin can start getting the best out of the squad, even if we cannot get any new players in during the next 9 days. If anybody can get the best out of the squad it’s got to be Kevin.
And perhaps we can start moving up the table during the latter part of the season, and then be ready next season for take-off. 😀