Still nothing directly from Kevin Keegan today but a good interview with our former captain Geremi, in today’s Evening Chronicle.
Geremi – impressed with what Kevin has done so far at Newcastle
And Newcastle midfielder Geremi, who always seems so positive, today paid tribute to Kevin Keegan, after he helped turn around his Newcastle career, which didn’t look too good when Kevin rejoined the club in mid-January.
Geremi was of course stripped of the Newcastle captaincy by Big Sam, and it was given to Alan Smith, but he says he has no hard feelings about the situation.
Well, he certainly started to play some excellent football under Kevin Keegan towards the end of last season, as most of the lads did, once Kevin had time to sort things out.
Geremi told the Chronicle today:
â€œWhen I came back from Ghana I wanted to play, of course.”â€œBut I knew I had to wait as Kevin Keegan was checking other players.”
â€œI trained, he saw the way I play and he adjusted the team.”Â â€œHeâ€™s found a solution and now the team is doing well.â€
â€œWhen Kevin came in everything was new to him, including the players. He had to learn about what he had here.”
â€œHe tried a lot of things and now he has found the right solution.â€
â€œIf you look at the squad, there are a few players who have as much experience as me.” â€œAnd we must all help.”
â€œWe had this horrific period, and at that time the senior players had to lift the young players who didnâ€™t have the experience.”
â€œNow we have to continue that.â€
Kevin has been back at his desk since last Monday but we have yet to hear from him at all.
There was also news today that Executive Directors Dennis Wise and Tony Jimenez are both in Dubai on club business, but what that business is, we don’t know.
But it hasn’t stopped some from saying Mike Ashley is selling the club, which is pure nonsense of course.
The two directors are said to be heading to Spain, for Newcastle’s pre-season trip to Majorca for the Multi Media Sports Cup.
These recruitment guys certainly get around.