Keegan’s Management Record Over 50% Win Average


We’ve been asked by some of our readers to detail Kevin Keegan’s management record so here it is.

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Kevin Keegan’s overall management win record is over 50%

The following is Kevin Keegan’s overall management record to date including his second spell at Newcastle United.

Team        From      To 	 G    W    L   D  Win%

Newcastle   Feb5-92   Jan8-97 	251  138  62  51  55.0
Fulham 	    May7-98   May9-99 	 61   38  11  12  62.3
England     Feb-99    Oct7-00 	 18    7   7   4  38.9
Man City    May24-01  Mar11-05 	176   77  60  39  43.85
Newcastle   Jan16-08  Present 	  6    0   4   2   0

Overall                         512  260 144 108  50.8

Keegan was appointed manager without any previous experience as a manager on February 5th, 1992 and went on to save Newcastle from relegation to Division 3 that year.

The next season 1992-1993 Newcastle were promoted to the Premier League when they finished top of League 1 with 96 points from their 46 league games.

This is how Kevin and Newcastle United did after that, by playing great attacking football, which was a joy to watch. It was season 1995-1996 when we just missed out on winning the Premier League after being 12 points ahead of Manchester United at Christmas.

Season     League   Pos Games Points

1992-1993 1 1 46 96
1993-1994 Premier 3 38 76
1994-1995 Premier 6 38 72 Disappointing!
1995-1996 Premier 2 38 78
1996-1997* Premier 2 38 68

* Keegan resigned on January 8th 1997 and then Chairman John Hall tried to get Bobby Robson from Barcelona, but Bobby wouldn’t break his contract and so Dalglish took over.

Surprisingly Bobby was replaced as coach at Barcelona the following summer and became their Director of Football. We often wonder how things would have been had Bobby not been a gentleman and stood by his contract. But that’s one reason the man is so loved – his ethics are sky high.

Kevin’s record is undoubtedly a really good one.

For the record here are 3 well known managers and their overall records in their careers – to date.

Manager       G    W    D    L   Win%

Ferguson    1360  788  315  257  57.9
Wenger      1092  581  245  256  53.2
Mourinho     318  217   64   37  68.2

So there you have it, Keegan has a good record and certainly if he can maintain a 50% win average in his second spell at Newcastle United we’ll do just fine, thank you very much.

Comments very welcome.



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88 comments so far

  • cooldj

    Feb 25, 2008 at 6:30 PM

    Comment #1

    wall virginity. that’s 2 in 2 for the big fella. what a strike rate.

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  • cooldj

    Feb 25, 2008 at 6:33 PM

    Comment #2

    hmm we should have gone for mourinho.

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  • daiv

    Feb 25, 2008 at 6:41 PM

    Comment #3

    Ed,
    Not bothered about win ratio ten years ago. whats it like this year?

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  • Ed Harrison

    Feb 25, 2008 at 6:47 PM

    Comment #4

    daiv – zilch zero zippo nought 0 nothing 😀

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  • Leo* I HATE NICKY BUTT

    Feb 25, 2008 at 6:47 PM

    Comment #5

    cooldj really the wall virginity thing is getting old.

    i am suprised that the record is still 50%

    daiv you have to take into account what happened 10 years ago, we were in a bad way then, and it came eventually, have faith, we cant do anything else now till the end of the season

    instant sucess spells disaster

    well ok it doesnt spell it but you get what my point is

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  • Leo* I HATE NICKY BUTT

    Feb 25, 2008 at 6:48 PM

    Comment #6

    Ed you forgot nada! haha

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  • mikeygd

    Feb 25, 2008 at 6:50 PM

    Comment #7

    thanks for doing this ED, maybe some of the fans with an exception to moron daiv will start to realise we have the best man for the job.

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  • CRAIGG

    Feb 25, 2008 at 6:53 PM

    Comment #8

    Daiv you really think this is fair to judge him so fast saying we should of got this that or the other this is a crap set of players with no flair, pace, creativity or quality
    6-7 players in this summer and people like you will shut up

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  • Gordon

    Feb 25, 2008 at 6:54 PM

    Comment #9

    @cooldj – eeeer, we DID go for Mourinho! Remember Mort’s thinly veiled statement saying he wasn’t interested?!

    Bet you’ll want us snapping up Berbatov, Rooney and Cannavaro in the summer too…

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  • Hadrian

    Feb 25, 2008 at 6:56 PM

    Comment #10

    thank you ED , when you take into consideration , that fergie wenger and mohrinio all walked into massive teams with hugh infastructures already , keegans achivemtns should not be taken lightely .

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  • Gordon

    Feb 25, 2008 at 6:57 PM

    Comment #11

    personally I thought the appointment was misplaced romantic idealism but quite frankly the realistic alternatives (Deschamps apart) weren’t great.

    Do we really want Hughes, Redknapp or Southgate?

    Let’s give him time with HIS players. He should have money to spend this summer too.

    If we’d judged Kenny Dalglish on what he did with Keegan’s players (before he ruined everything buying his own!) – we’d have got a false impression there too!!

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  • Gordon

    Feb 25, 2008 at 6:58 PM

    Comment #12

    @Hadrian – Mourinho’s record includes his time with other clubs!!!

    You really think he had 318 matches in charge of Chelsea in 2 1/2 years?! You remember Chelsea losing 37 times? LOL

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  • Black Caesar

    Feb 25, 2008 at 7:01 PM

    Comment #13

    Only a madman would even dare compare Keegan to Mourinho!!!

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  • mikeygd

    Feb 25, 2008 at 7:04 PM

    Comment #14

    If every fan was like Gordon, patient and backed the manager then slowly but surely newcastle would get better and better under Keegan,. He knows what we want and he can deliver it with time and money. You can’t expect the man to walk in with this group of players and turn things around instantly, il just be greatful if keegan can keep us up with this bunch and then does a nice clean out in the summer so we can all enjoy watching our team again.

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  • Gordon

    Feb 25, 2008 at 7:07 PM

    Comment #15

    thanks mikeygd!

    I think Keegan is also being punished because Sam got poor results in easy fixtures.

    KK is now being hammered for getting poor results in very difficult fixtures!

    How many managers expect to play Arsenal away twice, Man U at home and Villa away in 4 of their first 6 fixtures. Give him a break….!

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  • Jon

    Feb 25, 2008 at 7:08 PM

    Comment #16

    With Martins Newcastle will start getting chances again.

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  • Davies

    Feb 25, 2008 at 7:09 PM

    Comment #17

    We really do need a good clean out. In Ed’s poll for players to ditch, he’s only named 9. I think there are a few more that could go.

    Unfortunately, we’ll just have to wait and see who they are….

    I don’t think it would be fair to judge wor Kev before that happens though.

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  • CRAIGG

    Feb 25, 2008 at 7:19 PM

    Comment #18

    I dont think that mourinho could have done the job keegan did at newcastle first time round
    mourinho has a wonderful record but their aint a prayer that he could of had the impact that KKs arrival and charisma had.
    Also what was allardyce sacked for dull football playing for 1-0 just like mourinho did at chelsea so it shows the football knowledge of most of you people.
    Next season well play great attacking football and the doubters will be saying how great kev is

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  • Tom_Toon

    Feb 25, 2008 at 7:20 PM

    Comment #19

    The only complaint i have about Kev although i wasnt to keen on him coming at all, is that he has no balls, hes too kind, he wont drop deadwood.

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  • mikeygd

    Feb 25, 2008 at 7:23 PM

    Comment #20

    Well said again Gordon, Fat sam had the easiest fixture list of all previous managers and still was awful away from home. The only reason we were high in the league was because of our home record against teams that we should be beating anyways. As soon as a team that cud score goals come to st james like pompy then it started to show wat crap sam had brought. Poor old Kev aint gna get much better with fixtures with blackburn and liverpool. Alot of fans expect him to go beat blackburn but we have to be realistic, blackburn are hard to beat and are a good side. I would settle for a draw here. Win would be great.

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  • Dragoner

    Feb 25, 2008 at 7:55 PM

    Comment #21

    congratulations ed, great stats from f****n ages ago! also, he has a good record because he RUNS AWAY when the going gets tough.

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  • Dragoner

    Feb 25, 2008 at 7:59 PM

    Comment #22

    anyone with half a brain sees straight through these stats. Why isn’t KK mentioned along with names like Ferguson, Wenger etc if his stats are only slightly worse than theirs? use your brains. stop with these pathetic illusions. fair enough these aren’t his players, but the guy has shown he has NO CLUE about tactics already. substitutions when the game is lost, poor team selection, LACK of motivation at half time. where are his qualities since he has returned?! find them PLEASE!

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  • Tom_Toon

    Feb 25, 2008 at 7:59 PM

    Comment #23

    Dragoner, as ive stated i did want him KK to come back, but i will support him (some people are not seeing me mention this), but with KK he already looks like hes abou to bottle and theres been barely any pressure on him.

    I welcome his appointment even less now with absurd team selection (worse than Fat Sham’s) and the fact he has no balls to drop the deadwood.

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  • cooldj

    Feb 25, 2008 at 8:03 PM

    Comment #24

    Leo I hate Nicky butt

    hey hey. c’mon big guy. there’s always next time. no need to be so jelaous it’ll be alright. calm down ok? it’s fine.

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  • Dragoner

    Feb 25, 2008 at 8:03 PM

    Comment #25

    the fact is tom toon, people are not gonna jump on your back like they do with me because you are sugar coating your words, i mean that with no offence. The fact is some people on here are jus blind to what is clear in front of them it is embarrassing, selective viewing.

    Craigg stop questioning peoples football knowledge. you are in no position to do so since everyone else apart from a selection of NUFC fans can see that KK is not the answer.

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  • Dragoner

    Feb 25, 2008 at 8:04 PM

    Comment #26

    and when i say everyone i mean pundits, other fans, other managers etc

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  • JJ

    Feb 25, 2008 at 8:05 PM

    Comment #27

    What good is it doing – saying get rid, or I’m so clever I didn’t believe he was the man.

    Well KK is the Man! FACT.
    He will be the Man for the Next 3.5 years. FACT.
    He has one of the best records as stated. FACT

    Those of you non-believers, then I believe you not to be Geordies.

    Support the Man, Support the Toon.

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  • cooldj

    Feb 25, 2008 at 8:06 PM

    Comment #28

    tom toon @1959. spot on. i never wanted him and whereas i’d like to see him now have a fair crack I’m far from convinced though the team is sh1t.

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  • Dragoner

    Feb 25, 2008 at 8:08 PM

    Comment #29

    i also used to sugar coat my words when he first took over, but i cannot anymore, i have lost patience with the dumb decisions the club ALWAYS makes.

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  • Punk Skunk

    Feb 25, 2008 at 8:21 PM

    Comment #30

    Guys!..We’re stuck with what we’ve got, for better or worse, regardless of personal preferences/opinions!..
    …Like jj said: SUPPORT THE TOON!..

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  • cooldj

    Feb 25, 2008 at 8:23 PM

    Comment #31

    you know what rhymes with jj?

    gay

    coincidence?

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  • Punk Skunk

    Feb 25, 2008 at 8:27 PM

    Comment #32

    How Deej, y’do realize that dj rhymes with it too…Sorry bro’, only having a laff with ya’, no offence man!..

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  • cooldj

    Feb 25, 2008 at 8:32 PM

    Comment #33

    hey no worries if you give you’ve got to take. well not literally if you catch my drift though i gather some people do…

    but just to un do what i’ve done to this conversation

    carmen electra ahhhh that’s better.

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  • cooldj

    Feb 25, 2008 at 8:33 PM

    Comment #34

    to indicate that you are gay post two comments at 2034. deal with that one!!

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  • Punk Skunk

    Feb 25, 2008 at 8:34 PM

    Comment #35

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  • Punk Skunk

    Feb 25, 2008 at 8:34 PM

    Comment #36

    Funny x2…Also, Charlize Theron!..Now that’s what i’m talkin’ about!..

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  • cooldj

    Feb 25, 2008 at 8:38 PM

    Comment #37

    by the way for future reference the “j” on the end of my name is silent. no-one else has had a problem with that.

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  • Punk Skunk

    Feb 25, 2008 at 8:40 PM

    Comment #38

    Silent j’s are all the rage…in sweden!..i never said i liked her, just that was indeed what i was talking about!..

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  • Punk Skunk

    Feb 25, 2008 at 8:43 PM

    Comment #39

    She’d probably be good at CB tho’!..

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  • cooldj

    Feb 25, 2008 at 8:43 PM

    Comment #40

    i wouldn’t mind being swedish at the mo. hot women. snow. euro 2008. the list goes on

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