Newcastle Chairman Chris Mort has been speaking to the Newcastle Journal today and says that manager Kevin Keegan has a made a positive influence at all levels of the club.
Chris Mort – Newcastle’s young chairman
Chris told the Journal today:
â€œWe absolutely appreciate the impact Kevin has made,â€ â€œIt is clear that Kevin has had an immediate and very positive impact.â€â€œThe feedback from the players and back-room staff has all been very positive. Although the players are working harder in training, they are enjoying it more.â€
â€œOf course, we appreciate it will take time for Kevin to turn things around. He has a three-and-a-half year contract and we are looking to see what can be achieved over that period.â€
â€œHe has already got the team playing more football and I am comfortable that the results will follow once we get that first win.”
“We also appreciate that we could have seen out this season and brought Kevin to the club in the summer, but that would have meant another transition season next season and we wanted to avoid that.â€
Good to see that the players are working harder in training.
Chris has now been in the job as Newcastle Chairman about 8 months, and is no doubt much more aware of what needs to be done since he first arrived at the club. His executive changes to bring in the Recruitment team we think is an excellent move ,and the recruitment of some top youngsters in January is one of the few bright spots in a season we will all want to forget.
Chris Mort is also convinced Newcastle United will be well positioned in the transfer market in the summer and continued:
â€œThe club will be better prepared as we have a manager and scouting team with several months to consider both where we need strengthening and who we might bring in, whereas last summer we had a new manager and new senior scouting staff joining in the summer that had not worked at the club previously.”
Of course the results are not there yet, so if we can start playing good football and picking up points then things will look a lot better towards the end of the season. The summer transfer season promises to be one of the best ever, as Kevin tries to add some class and skill to the squad.
Roll on Manchester United tomorrow – a very good performance from the lads is what we are looking for.
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