Terrific news on the Newcastle United Web Site that Kevin Keegan has not been sacked.
Kevin Keegan – still Newcastle manager
Here is Newcastle’s Official statement:
NEWCASTLE United can confirm that meetings between members of the Board and manager Kevin Keegan were held both yesterday and today.
Kevin has raised a number of issues and those have been discussed with him.
The Club wants to keep progressing with its long-term strategy and would like to stress that Kevin is extremely important, both now and in the future.
Newcastle United values the effort and commitment shown by Kevin since his return to St. James’ Park and wants him to continue to play an instrumental role as manager of the Club.
For the avoidance of doubt the Club has not sacked Kevin Keegan as manager.
This is heartening news – now let’s sort out the mess, and come January let’s have Wise and company have those players lined up – and light a fire under that recruitment team right now.
We should also point out, just to keep things in perspective, that this says nothing about Kevin Keegan’s actions, and he may still have resigned.
But with the action of the Newcastle fans tonight, we really doubt that if he has he will now follow through with that.
The other thing, again in the cool light of day, is why his situation has been allowed to become such a PR shambles is beyond us.
We must have the club communicate with their customers, the fans, in a much more timely and respectful manner, but perhaps that’s some of the problems Kevin has already pointed out.
We have to look on the bright side of this statement, the alternative is much more painful.
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