Kevin Keegan talked to the Evening Chronicle today and firmly believes the foundations for his new team are already in place at Newcastle United.
Kevin Keegan – foundations already in place at Newcastle
The Newcastle manager is currently relaxing a little, after his stellar performance at Newcastle last season, once he had got the playing squad sorted out, and Kevin finally had them playing great, for much of the last 10 games of the season.
Keegan is hoping to add up to five new faces to his current squad, which while small is still full of class. We don’t expect the size of the squad to change much for last season with Ashley keen to keep the overall wage bill under control.
Kevin Keegan is optimistic about the new season and it seems he cannot wait to get started again.
He said today:
â€œWeâ€™ve already got some quality players and we hope to add to that.”â€œItâ€™s hard to predict.”
â€œI can say better when it is the start of the season when I have all the squad together.”
â€œIf you ask me then I can look round and say this is what we are going to go with.â€
Kevin had a difficult time when he started back at Newcastle and had to go 9 games until he captured his first win against Fulham 2-0.
â€œIâ€™ve enjoyed it.”
â€œWeâ€™ve changed a few things at Newcastle.”
â€œWhen you come into a club, everybody has different ideas, and thatâ€™s no criticism of what had gone on before.”
â€œOur main aim was to try to make players here enjoy coming to the training ground.”
â€œAnd by doing that make sure they do the right kind of work.”
â€œIf you can get that right itâ€™s a pretty good formula.â€
Kevin certainly seemed to handle the pressure very well and was always upbeat about his players and the future, during last season.
And he transformed a lot of the playing staff and had players like Beye, Faye, Barton, Butt, Enrique, Taylor, Martins, Viduka and Owen playing their very best at any time at the club.
Not too bad for a a manager who has only just returned.
We’re just waiting now to see who the club can bring in during the summer that will top off our squad and hopefully have it bee good enough to challenge Everton, Tottenham, West Ham and Aston Villa for that 5th place spot.
But we know we have the right manager at the club now, that’s for sure.