Newcastle United have been drawn against Coventry City in the Carling Cup.
Â Chris Coleman – Coventry manager – played for Kevin at Fulham
It seems like itâ€™s big news in Coventry and it will certainly not be an easy task for the Tyneside club.
But the Carling Cup is the best chance we have of winning something this year, and thatâ€™s one thing Kevin will be aiming to do â€“ as well as finishing further up the table and hopefully get a shot at European competition again.
Coventry City Executive Chairman Ray Ranson spoke to the Evening Chronicle today:
â€œThis is a great draw for Coventry City and for individuals like myself, our manager Chris Coleman and my vice-chairman Gary Hoffman.â€
â€œChris, of course, played for Kevin alongside Lee Clark when he was at Fulham and he is excited by the draw.â€
â€œI was at St Jamesâ€™s Park recovering from an Achilles tendon injury when Kevin first arrived as manager and nobody need tell me what he means to Newcastle United Football Club.â€
We’re a bigger draw now with Keegan back at the club, and with Newcastle playing more attacking and pass oriented football.
It turns out that Ransonâ€™s son, Sam, was born in Newcastle and although he went to school in Manchester he has remained a massive Newcastle fan apparently. Well there’s not many good teams to watch in Manchester after all. 😀
â€œSam was with me last night after we beat Aldershot, and when the draw was made his jaw dropped.â€
â€œHe is due to be on holiday with his pals in Greece when the game is played, but he is coming back for it.â€
Itâ€™s the second round of the Carling Cup and the tie is scheduled to be played on August 26th.