Arthur Cox has returned to Newcastle United to help out Kevin Keegan, but weâ€™re not sure how long his stay will be, but long enough we hope to help Kevin sort out the club and point it in the right direction for success.
Arthur Cox managed Newcastle from 1980 to 1984
Cox managed Newcastle United from 1980 to 1984 and was the manager who first had the vision to bring Keegan to the club in 1982. Before that, Cox managed Chesterfield and then he went on to manage Derby County to some success from 1984 until 1993.
Years Club 1976â€“1980 Chesterfield 1980â€“1984 Newcastle United 1984â€“1993 Derby County
Arthur did very well at Newcastle from September, 1980 until May, 1984 and had a 45% winning percentage which compares well with Bobby Robson – 46.7% and of course Kevin had a whopping 55% winning percentage. Here is Cox’s record while managing the Newcastle club.
Played Won Draw Lost Win % 169 76 42 51 45
Arthur managed Newcastle to promotion to the first division at the end of the 1983-84 season, and was famous for bringing in flair players, such as Chris Waddle and Peter Beardsley. After that of course he joined up again when Kevin Keegan managed Newcastle United and has been with Keegan almost ever since as Keegan managed Fulham, England and Manchester City. He has been assistant manager at Man City, Fulham and even Sunderland.
He famously brought Kevin Keegan into the Newcastle squad in 1982 He has also had spells managing Chesterfield and Derby County, the latter of whom he led to two successive promotions.
Cox is now content to work behind the scenes, and at 68 years old he may be acting as Assistant manager until Shearer can come on board, but we still expect Kevin to employ Cox as at least an adviser to the club, and he would be worth every penny we pay him.
One thing that is really disturbing with the Newcastle players we have this season, is that they keep imploding. Once we concede a goal the defense seems to almost give up, and that has happened in dramatic form lately at Manchester United and Aston Villa. In the second half of those games we have conceded 10 goals in total – disastrous to say the least.
Kevin and Arthur will be looking at the players, and if they canâ€™t hack it mentally in the Premier League, then took for them to be shipped out in the summer, and replaced with new imports.
As weâ€™ve said before, we donâ€™t have enough leadership on the field, and that is one area Keegan and Cox will try to solve in the summer, by bringing in a couple of proven leaders on the playing side.
It’s great to have Arthur back at the club, and we know he’s going to do another solid job for the Tyne-side club. He’s a no-nonsense man who we badly need to sort things out right now, and he will.
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