The Evening Chronicle believes that Kevin Keegan could be back as Newcastle United manager – if Mike Ashley sells out to any of the consortiums who want to buy the club.
Kevin Keegan – spirits lifted by fans and reaction of football world
As we reported last night The Times had a great article out that indeed Newcastle fan and billionaire, Anil Ambani may come back with a higher bid for the club, and he will re-install Kevin Keegan as manager.
Why would he reinstall Keegan? Because he’s not daft, unlike the current regime, who have dropped a massive clanger this week.
Apparently The Chronicle has heard there may be new owners directly from the Keegan camp, and we could believe that there has even been contact with Kevin himself from Anil, though that’s only a supposition from us, and we have no proof of that.
The Chronicle spoke to Keegan last night and, and while he did not talk about his reasons for resigning or plans for the future, he was very upbeat.
It seems that Kevin has been lifted in spirit by the magnificent support he has received from the fans – and not only in Newcastle but throughout the country, from other fans and managers.
We think the public, and not only on Tyneside, has seen the type of play Newcastle are capable of once again under Keegan, and it’s just great to watch. They attack the opposition all the time and their play in similar to that of Brazil – and that’s saying something. They also like to see Kevin on the sidelines, who wears his heart on his sleeve and is seemingly part of every Newcastle move with his body language.
He must be shattered at the end of each game.
The Chronicle say they revealed that Anil Ambani and his Reliance Group, alerted by the current crisis at St James’s Park, have rekindled their interest in buying Newcastle United.
While the billionaire will remain in India, his representatives are reportedly heading to England early next week to attempt a buyout of a Premier League club, with Newcastle United believed to be very high, if not even at the top of their list.
The Chronicle is rightly reporting that Newcastle are on a downward death spiral at the moment, and Keegan even referred to this after the game at Arsenal on Saturday, when he said:
“Once this football club gets on the march it is a pretty strong force, as has been proved in the past.”
“Of course, when it goes backwards it goes backwards at twice the pace and that is the problem.”
But it’s clear that the Newcastle fans’ reactions to the Kevin Keegan resignation is indeed having a significant impact, and maybe even in these days of big business and billionaire owners in football, the real fans actually do count – we’ll find that out very soon.