Newcastle United Chairman Chris Mort wants Kevin Keegan to plan to qualify the club for Europe next season.
Chairman Chris Mort – European football qualification next season
We’ve now gone five games unbeaten and 12 good points have seemingly taken Newcastle to safety from relegation. Now everybody that
has any interest in Newcastleâ€™s fortune will be mesmerized by the summer transfer dealings of Kevin Keegan, and which players he will bring to the club.
Of course Newcastle have been linked with every player available on the planet, but Kevin himself is eying 4-5 top-class players to bring in.
Chris Mort is also starting to look for better things from Newcastle as he said:
“There will be a lot of clubs, maybe 10, looking at the top six.”
“The Champions League positions are more difficult to attain but I would hope we’ll be one of the clubs at least aiming for a UEFA Cup slot.”
Chris Mort and owner Mike Ashley have promised to back their new manager in the transfer market. But on the other hand Chris insisted:
“We’re not going to spend silly money to try to get immediate success because we don’t think that’s what the fans want. It’s not in the long-term interests of the club.”
We’ll have gone two seasons since last being in the UEFA Cup should we qualify next season. But it seems to be getting tougher to qualify these days. But if that’s what Kevin is being asked then the club must back him in the transfer marker in the summer, so Kevin can get the squad together he needs to take Newcastle back to some success.
But we think Kevin’s going to get that backing in the summer. Roll on next season.