It seems that Kevin Keegan’s lack of involvement at the boardroom level, and his lack of involvement with contract negotiations and transfers, is making the Newcastle manager uncomfortable at Newcastle United.
Kevin Keegan – unhappy at his non-involvement with contracts and transfers?
But Kevin was well informed of how the club would be structured, when he met with Mike Ashley and Chris Mort on January 16th, shortly before accepting the position at Newcastle and attebnding the FA Cup replay against Stoke City.
However, Kevin still believes he can deliver the Newcastle fans their first domestic trophy in more than 50 years, when the club whipped Manchester City 3-1 at Wembley to win the FA Cup.
Oh, the memories of the great Jackie Milburn scoring from a header in the very first minute.
Kevin was interviewed in the People today and was asked what he wants for Newcastle during the next 3 seasons:
â€œI would like to win a trophy in the next three years’,” â€œThat could be the Carling Cup or the FA Cup. That is what I am going to try to do.â€
“Realistically, you may get managers resting players in the Premier League now if they are safe and putting their strongest team in the Cup.â€
â€œSpurs have had a great season because they won something.â€Â â€œThat is my aim, to win something.”
â€œEverybody needs to buy some players,” “Not just Newcastle.â€
â€œThat is what football’s about at the moment, it’s about exciting your fans, your players at the club and your staff.â€
â€œWe are all doing the same thing.”
Kevin will be backed with funds to bring in 3-4 top players, and Newcastle have already shown they want the very best they can get get, by only narrowly missing out on Luka Modric, a couple of weeks ago.
The news is that Kevin was not involved at all in the Modric deal, and he believes his influence can be critical in persuading new players to join the club.
We certainly agree with that, and hope that each transfer target will get a one-on-one with Kevin, so he can tell them on the playing side, what his aims and ambitions are for Newcastle.
We see no good reason why that will not be happening.
Things will look a little brighter, hopefully, in a week or two, when we should have some success with some of our transfer targets. We’ll keep our fingers crossed on that.