Sueprising and hard to believe news in the Sunday Sun this morning – news must be terribly slow today.
Kevin Keegan – surprising news today
The Sunday Sun, the local Newcastle Sunday paper, is reporting that Newcastle are again considering replacing Kevin Keegan with top Spanish coach Marcelino, according to sources in Spain.
There was news about Marcelino in March, but that died down once Kevin righted the ship at Newcastle, but we do remember that Kevin went to talk to Chairman Chris Mort about the rumor.
We simply don’t believe this, and we are a little surprised that the Sunday Sun, of all papers, would put this news story out. Are they living on a different planet?
Newcastle are reported to be one of a few clubs to have contacted Marcelinoâ€™s agents this week following his resignation as the Racing Santander coach.
And the Sunday Sun understands that United have been in regular communication with the 42-year-oldâ€™s representatives via a member of their new scouting network in Spain.
Marcelino â€” whose full name Marcelino Garcia Toral â€” did well last year in getting Racing Santander to 6th place in his first season at the club.
But then he walked out on Wednesday, insisting Racing do not have the resources to fulfil his managerial ambitions.
We are surprised this story has even seen the light of day, but we for one just don’t believe it, and don’t think it does our club any favors at all.