Kevin Keegan will be concentrating fully on the first team and the first team results, as others are brought in to help with the running of other parts of the Newcastle United Football club.
Kevin Keegan – truly believes he has his best ever squad in place
Dennis Wise will help with the recruitment of players and also the Newcastle Academy, which is a priority for Chris Mort and Mike Ashley these days. But from what we hear today, Kevin knew all about these appointments Chris Mort will be making. and is only too pleased to concentrate on the playing side with the first team.
Kevin is also becoming resigned to the fact we may not get any new players in during January, but has been very impressed with the squad he has inherited:
â€œI donâ€™t see the need to panic,â€ â€œWhen we get the players back from the African Nations (Cup) we will have the sort of size of squad you need to succeed in the Premier League. Weâ€™ve got to get through to that point.”
â€œThis squad is the best Iâ€™ve had and I mean that 100%. Bringing players in to better these, you have to be more selective.”
â€œWeâ€™re looking at both ends of the market, three or four certainties (who can play straight away in the Premier League) and three or four young chances.”
“Thatâ€™s what the club are trying to do and I think youâ€™ll see that by some of the things that are being done.â€
On the positive side of things we think Chris Mort and Mike Ashley are starting to set up an excellent long term structure for success at the club. Yes, weâ€™ll still get those snide remarks about Newcastle coming out of London, and weâ€™d probably miss them if we didnâ€™t hear them, to be quite honest.
But itâ€™s the job of the club to make Newcastle United ultra successful again, and the structure that Chris Mort is putting in place, is exactly in line with that. Make no mistake about that.
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