News today in the Daily Telegraph that Kevin Keegan is set to hold clear-the-air talks with club chairman Chris Mort to resolve a number of issues that seem to be bugging Kevin.
Kevin Keegan – needs to be kept better informed on goings on at the club
Keegan was reported yesterday as being unhappy about not knowing how big the clubâ€™s transfer kitty is.
But the last thing we want to hear Kevin tell the press is how much heâ€™s getting to spend â€“ we should keep that quiet, so it doesnâ€™t work against us in the transfer market.
Kevin has also openly criticized Chris Mort for not starting talks to tie Michael Owen down at the club past next summer, when his current contract runs out.
It may also may be that Kevin needs to understand better the responsibilities that he has, and what Dennis Wise and the recruitment staff will be doing, although we thought that would now be a non-issue.
Weâ€™d hate to think that Kevin allows things to get so out of hand, that he may even consider resigning â€“ thatâ€™s the very last thing anybody at the club wants.
But the Telegraph is also reporting that a member of Kevinâ€™s back-room technical staff was removed and replaced by technical coordinator Jeff Vetere, without Kevinâ€™s knowledge.
We have no idea if thereâ€™s any truth in this, but if that did happen then Kevin would seem to have a valid concern.
But you donâ€™t have to be a rocket scientist to see that one source of frustration for Keegan, judging by his latest comments, is the transfer market and the clubâ€™s ability to attract and sign top players.
But when these things types of things happen it shows there is just not enough good communication going on, and to us this seems a classic case of this.
It would appear that Chris and the Board need to bring Kevin more into the fold, on whatâ€™s happening in other areas of the club, other than the playing side.
These types of problems are usually not difficult to solve, but the main thing is the clubâ€™s board and Kevin need to a be a lot more in lock-step from now on.
That should go a long way to having the club work more efficiently, and have everyone on board rowing the boat in the same direction.
What do you think?
Comments very welcome.