Newcastle United manager Kevin Keegan was apparently behind the decision not to make any major signings in January, even though Mike Ashley had provided a war chest of transfer funds to Kevin.
Mike Ashley – war chest available to Kevin in January and this summer
The People reported yesterday that Mike Ashley was willing to give Kevin millions of pounds to bring in new players during the January transfer window, but Kevin didnâ€™t find any suitable players to sign and decided to wait until the summer.
Kevin also thought the players he had were of good quality, if only he could get the best out of them. That money will be made available for strengthening in the summer. The People reports that Mike Ashley moved tens of millions from his own account into a transfer war chest for new manager Keegan in January.
If we can avoid relegation and even start winning games before the end of the season, the risky decision of changing managers in January will have paid off.
Kevin will know exactly which players he wants to let go and will get massive help from Dennis Wise and his staff, on who is available to bring in. Then next season can be a season of potential accomplishment, and not yet another rebuilding season.
We’re not sure of how much Mike is providing, but in a way that’s irrelevant because money will be made available for those players Kevin wants to buy. We’re absolutely sure Mike and Chris don’t want to go through another season like this one. We certainly don’t. 😀
Amounts of Â£50M are probably not unreasonable if Kevin wants 5 world class players brought to the club, and we think Mike and Chris will ensure the money is available.
The way the lads played on Saturday will ensure us safety, thatâ€™s for sure, and then Kevin can bring some big players into the club.
We’ll start all over again in August, but this time hopefully we’ll be a strong team playing good attacking football, and win more games than we lose.