Itâ€™s a two phase plan that Kevin Keegan wants to exercise in the next 6 months at Newcastle.
Kevin Keegan – two phase plan he is executing
The first phase is to ensure we are safe in the Premier league, and hopefully start to have the team understand how he wants to play the game, and also assess the players currently at the club.
The second phase then starts later, as Kevin looks to see who he can bring into the club, and who he will move out, after having plenty of time to assess his current players.
Keegan told Newcastle World TV:
“First we have to get the players to ensure our safety, because we’re not safe yet,” “We need a win. That’s all we lack at the moment.â€“The confidence will come flowing back and the football will get better and the players will start to trust each other that little bit more.”
“Then we have to start thinking about pre-season and then in the back of our minds there are players whose contracts are up,” “Then there are players we are looking to in terms of thinking can we get a wish list and can we get people to go and watch them?â€
“Obviously some of these players play abroad and obviously I have signed the odd player having watched videos.â€ “But to be honest I like to go and have a look myself.â€
“The scouts bring them to your attention but I have to go and look at them because, at the end of the day, I am the one who has to pick the team and decide whether they play or not.”
That’s a solid strategy, and of course we have to ensure we stay up – that’s job number one right now. But assuming we’ll be OK in the summer then it will be a very exciting time for Keegan and Newcastle United fans, as Kevin works hard to bring success and great players back to the club.