Keegan Out As Newcastle Manager


After three days of intense speculation surrounding his future, and negotiations with the Newcastle Board of Directors, Kevin Keegan has now confirmed that he has resigned as Newcastle United manager.

Kevin Keegan – wasn’t allowed full control on players


The news is now coming across the news wires, and has been confirmed and is being reported by Setanta Sports.

Keegan has not taken training at Newcastle since Monday and has been involved in lengthy negotiations with the St James’ Park Board since then, about his position at the club.

It is thought that former England manager was upset by the decision to sell James Milner to Aston Villa and the fact the club only brought in two players after that, caused a heated discussion between Managing Director Llambias and Keegan, and it seems that Kevin has lost.

This is a terrible decision by Mike Ashley, and we thought he was a lot smarter than this, and we believe there will be cries for the English Billionaire to sell the Tyneside club, as this action will be very hard to take for the loyal Newcastle United fans.

Kevin has issued a statement:

“I’ve been working desperately hard to find a way forward with the directors, but sadly that has not proved possible,”

“It’s my opinion that a manager must have the right to manage and that clubs should not impose upon any manager any player that he does not want.”

“It remains my fervent wish to see Newcastle United do well in the future and I feel incredibly sorry for the players, staff and most importantly the supporters.”

“I have been left with no choice other than to leave.”

We agree with Kevin, and that only shows these people in charge of the club right now, don’t have any idea of how to run a football club.

The LMA issued this statement tonight also:

“The letter which Kevin received today from managing director Derek Llambias has failed to resolve the matters at issue between him and the club, and accordingly he feels he has no alternative other than to resign.”

They sent him the steps by letter?   Give me a break – that’s no way to communicate these things.

LMA chief executive, Richard Bevan, said:

“The LMA has been supporting Kevin during a very difficult period. We share his great disappointment and frustration that the situation could not be resolved.”

This will not only be a huge blow to the Newcastle United faithful, but it will not please the players either. The fans and the players need to be told exactly what has gone on these last few days, what the problem was about, and how the club has solved the problem, and also who remains at the club.

We expect a Newcastle United statement within minutes.
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323 comments so far

  • James

    Sep 4, 2008 at 6:57 PM

    Comment #1

    🙁 Tragic. Get Ashley out and Keegan back!

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  • Martin

    Sep 4, 2008 at 6:58 PM

    Comment #2

    I have nout to say in Ashley’s defence…

    We don’t know how hard he tried to keep Kev, but he hasn’t done it and what we do know –

    This is a f**king joke!

    I feel sick lads!

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  • Thump

    Sep 4, 2008 at 6:58 PM

    Comment #3

    Bye, King Kev…

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  • davey

    Sep 4, 2008 at 6:59 PM

    Comment #4

    game over

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  • Coloccini's Curls

    Sep 4, 2008 at 6:59 PM

    Comment #5

    FAT ASH OUT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • Murph

    Sep 4, 2008 at 6:59 PM

    Comment #6

    If Ashley goes and we get a new owner, i wouldnt be surprised to see him back. Long live the King!

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  • Chunkymonkey

    Sep 4, 2008 at 6:59 PM

    Comment #7

    Gutting… what fools some people can be sometimes, how can Ashley not understand what he’s losing here?

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  • Dips

    Sep 4, 2008 at 6:59 PM

    Comment #8

    What an absolute joke.

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  • mitch

    Sep 4, 2008 at 7:00 PM

    Comment #9

    here is a link gutted to say the least never said it befor but MA must go anouther gehttp://sport.setanta.com/en/Sport/News/Football/2008/09/04/Premier-League-Keegan-resigns/ordie legend gone

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  • micknufc

    Sep 4, 2008 at 7:00 PM

    Comment #10

    sham of a club simple as

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  • aaron

    Sep 4, 2008 at 7:00 PM

    Comment #11

    Ashley will pay for what he has done to this club!!!! He needs to know we wont put up this!

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  • Martin

    Sep 4, 2008 at 7:00 PM

    Comment #12

    He’s got some major f**king explaining to do and the club has to release statements NOW!

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  • Bburgarelli

    Sep 4, 2008 at 7:00 PM

    Comment #13

    Just to clarify, is Mike Ashley running the club, or ruining the club?

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  • Irish_toon

    Sep 4, 2008 at 7:00 PM

    Comment #14

    awwwww tit 🙁

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  • Thump

    Sep 4, 2008 at 7:01 PM

    Comment #15

    Coloccini, was that really necessary? Do you get an erection for exclamation marks or do you think it helps get your message across a little better?

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  • Julio Geordio

    Sep 4, 2008 at 7:01 PM

    Comment #16

    Gutted…..absolutely gutted.

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  • Dondatta13

    Sep 4, 2008 at 7:02 PM

    Comment #17

    Dondatta13 // Sep 4, 2008 at 18:56

    KK HAS RESIGNED AS MANAGER …..

    Just been on BBC Look North

    GUTTED

    Ashley Out

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  • Rem

    Sep 4, 2008 at 7:02 PM

    Comment #18

    I really hate suporting newcatle sometimes. We are the joke ov the keague.

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  • tynside tommo

    Sep 4, 2008 at 7:02 PM

    Comment #19

    Words cannot describe how gutted I am. Mike Ashley might have bags of money but he has no ounce of sense. Time for him to sell-up. The man is bereft of dignity.

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  • mitch

    Sep 4, 2008 at 7:02 PM

    Comment #20

    Hope MA is selling up I hate him now he will never be forgiving never the man who got rid of our king

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  • Marguerite

    Sep 4, 2008 at 7:03 PM

    Comment #21

    I am bitterly ashamed of my club and its actions. Its total disregard for the fans is unbelievable.

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  • Ant

    Sep 4, 2008 at 7:03 PM

    Comment #22

    ASHLEY, LLAMBIAS, WISE OUT!!

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  • Dan4Toon

    Sep 4, 2008 at 7:03 PM

    Comment #23

    Sad to see keegan leave but 2 manager’s staight away i would love, shearer, rykarrd

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  • scratch

    Sep 4, 2008 at 7:03 PM

    Comment #24

    mike ashly is a fat mug he needs to efff of know

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  • domtoon

    Sep 4, 2008 at 7:04 PM

    Comment #25

    For the record – I was probably wrong about Ashley. This should NOT have happened.

    KK COME BACK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • jettson

    Sep 4, 2008 at 7:04 PM

    Comment #26

    wat a tosser these southern based folk are, havnt a fckn clue how to run a club, and no idea what it means to north east fans!!! god help them both at the Hull game!!! time to sell up and very quickly if i were you, and the value you get will be much reduced after losing the main asset of the club!!u fat idiot!!

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  • milnerfan

    Sep 4, 2008 at 7:04 PM

    Comment #27

    Boycott hull game. Fat ash choose wise over kev!!!!

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  • Benny

    Sep 4, 2008 at 7:04 PM

    Comment #28

    What the hell does Ashley think he can do to dig himself out of this. No manager worth their salt will take this job…install Wise at his peril.

    I honestly can’t believe this has happened.

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  • k-man

    Sep 4, 2008 at 7:05 PM

    Comment #29

    Im absolutly gutted. Discusted! MA can burn in ****

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  • supershay

    Sep 4, 2008 at 7:05 PM

    Comment #30

    ASHLEY OUT IS NOT THE WAY FORWARD HE OWNS THE CLUB YOU FOOLS WE CANT GET HIM OUT. WISE OUT LLAMBIAS OUT KEEGAN BACK IS THE ONLY OPTION FOR US> PROTEST EVERYONE!

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  • Sloop Jon B

    Sep 4, 2008 at 7:05 PM

    Comment #31

    Wasn’t KK supposed to be his man?
    Aren’t we in the same position as we were eight months ago? except this time we had a manager that 99.9% of the fans wanted, and the squad is a little slimmer?

    Jesus!

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  • mitch

    Sep 4, 2008 at 7:06 PM

    Comment #32

    I dont even want to think about anouther manager I feel sick gutted fed up need I go on

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  • k-man

    Sep 4, 2008 at 7:06 PM

    Comment #33

    And so begins the revolt…….. good luck MA, you’ll need it.

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  • big dunc

    Sep 4, 2008 at 7:06 PM

    Comment #34

    they were signing players he didnt want, according to keegan, ASHLEY SELL UP

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  • bashinexile

    Sep 4, 2008 at 7:07 PM

    Comment #35

    Right lads – that’s it for me i have had enough now. I never thought I would come to the end of the road with Newcastle United but I just can’t do it anymore.

    The club is dead for me now

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  • stantos

    Sep 4, 2008 at 7:07 PM

    Comment #36

    Speechless just speechless. I feel that this is the end of our club. How can we recover from this ? I feel like getting myslef a rope and ending it, I just can’t take it guys

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  • Yeomsta

    Sep 4, 2008 at 7:08 PM

    Comment #37

    F*ck this! I’m sick of this club, nothing can make me happy now untill Ashley sells up and ships out. I feel sick when I look at the club crest and i never thought I’d ever feel that way about my home town club and I will hold that against Mike Ashley for the rest of my life!

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  • RossNe5UFC

    Sep 4, 2008 at 7:08 PM

    Comment #38

    Cant believe it, i wish he’d sold to ambani in the frist place, then we would have both been happy, wed have a good owner and he would have gotten more money for the club then than he will do now..

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  • macitect

    Sep 4, 2008 at 7:08 PM

    Comment #39

    My NUFC is being put away until there is a new owner. This is a disgrace.

    As disappointed as I am, I still support Keegan in this 100%. If they wanted him to be manager they should have given him the necessary powers or made it honest & crystal clear to him what the game plan was before he signed on.

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  • Dondatta13

    Sep 4, 2008 at 7:09 PM

    Comment #40

    supershay // Sep 4, 2008 at 19:05

    ASHLEY OUT IS NOT THE WAY FORWARD HE OWNS THE CLUB YOU FOOLS WE CANT GET HIM OUT. WISE OUT LLAMBIAS OUT KEEGAN BACK IS THE ONLY OPTION FOR US> PROTEST EVERYONE!

    _________________________________________

    As soon as Fatty is sat in an empty stadium, the penny will drop, he will be forced to sell!

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