David Ginola has been talking to the Daily Express about the task ahead for Kevin Keegan at Newcastle, and David doesn’t think it will be easy for Kevin.
David Ginola – give Kevin some time
Ginola believes that Kevin needs time and at least until the end of the season to get back into the swing of things in management after being away for 3 years.
He told the Daily Express today:
“You can’t expect Kevin Keegan to bring back success in two weeks.â€“I mean, Newcastle have some tough games coming up, Middlesbrough, Manchester United, and they are all fighting for something. So you have to make sure to stay in place for next season, and start again.â€
“He is on his own as a manager, playing with the players he has got. He has to keep the club in the Premier League first, and start next season with a new base.”
“It’s not the same football, players, or mentality – you have to do the same thing with other ingredients.â€
“This is a melting-pot, and it will be the toughest job for Kevin Keegan.â€ “It’s not only getting the players, it’s making sure the players give 100 per cent to the club.”
David seems to hold a soft spot for Newcastle and Keegan, since he so enjoyed his time at Newcastle during his playing days, before lighting up London at Tottenham, and suddenly being discovered down south as a terrific player. 😀
David’s right about what he says. Kevin will need to use these remaining 14 league games, not only to have us survive in the league, but also to decide who stays on the summer. We’re sure he’s now going to get lots of support from Dennis Wise, Tony Jimenez and Jeff Vetere in bringing in new talent and we’re excited about who could be arriving in the summer.
But he also has a chance and get the players here, well acquainted with how he wants to play the game. Then in the summer, if we can bring in 4-5 top players and let the likes of Ameobi, Carr and even Geremi and Rozehnal move on, and we should be in a much stronger position come August.
Well, we certainly hope that’s the case.