Kevin Keegan has come to Newcastle, is in charge for three games, has one draw and two defeats, and things seem to be as bad as ever.
Kevin Keegan – popular pressÂ far too negative on new Keegan era
But that’s only if you read the popular press â€“ and as usual, it’s just absolute rubbish.
The moves made by Newcastle Chairman Chris Mort in the last few days in appointing three experienced football men to come and work at Newcastle on recruitment and the youth system, are very good. It’s something you would expect from a club wanting to vastly improve their lot in the future.
All this negative news about Keegan not knowing or even being upset at the appointments, is just mischief being put out by the popular press, in an attempt to cause trouble in the ranks. Isn’t that how they see their jobs?
Keegan knew all about these appointments, and was in favor of them, before he ever accepted the manager job at Newcastle United, a couple of weeks back.
Dennis Wise, although admittedly a strange choice, is nevertheless a good football man, who’s done wonders for Leeds United this season. His appointment seems to suit him, since his wife is expecting another child, and he was growing tired of life in the press spotlight as a manager. Who can blame him?
Dennis will be Executive Director of Football and will work with Kevin and Chris on identifying and bringing new talent into the club. Dennis will assist the Board on football-related matters, including the development of the Club’s Youth Academy and player recruitment.
Tony Jimenez is joining as Vice President of Player Recruitment and Jeff Vetere, who joins from Real Madrid, has been given the position of Technical Coordinator.
All three will be helping Kevin and Chris get the job done at Newcastle. We think they will actually report directly to the Chairman, but will also be dotted line to Kevin â€“ as they need to have frequent discussions with the boss about player recruitment and youth related issues.
You can bet they’ll be working hard in the next few months to bring in the talent Kevin has identified he wants at the club, for the summer transfer window. And don’t be at all surprised if we sign several more youngsters like the 3 excellent youngsters we signed in January – again for the future success of the club.
This is a perfectly sound structure from a management viewpoint that Chris Mort has put in place. It makes a lot of sense for what Chris is trying to accomplish, to identify and bring the very best football talent into the club.
We now have 3 senior football men who are charged with scouring the world to bring the best talent to Newcastle United -and we should see the fruits of their efforts in the summer â€“ if not before.
Newcastle fans will now be ready to support the lads big time on Sunday against Middlesbrough. What’s obviously missing in all of this – is a few good wins under our belts, and once we can get them, things on Tyne-side will look a lot better. That’s a fact.
Let’s give Kevin our full support and give the players all the support they will need to bury Middlesbrough on Sunday.