Lee Clark, who is now the assistant manager at Norwich City, where Glenn Roeder is the manager, is off to Toronto for his overseas experience for the Pro Licence.
Clark is being accompanied on the trip by former Newcastle player, Paul Stephenson, who is also on the backroom staff at Norwich.
Clark is as stunned as anyone at the departure of Keegan from Newcastle United, and he talked today to the Newcastle Evening Chronicle about the news:
“To say the four of us were stunned by the news of Kevin going is a vast understatement.” “We have all had dealings with him in our time and we could hardly respect him more.”
“It was the opinion of all of us that he was the only person who could turn around Newcastle United.” “We are all Geordies and, like all Geordies, we were very disappointed at what has been happening at St James’s Park this week.”
“Terry McDermott is my big pal, but to tell the truth I will not be speaking to him until things have settled down a bit when I get home early next week.”
“We have all kept a watching brief on St James’ Park, and I have to say it is going to be a very interesting game with Hull City next Saturday.
“It is going to be a very difficult game for whoever takes over from Kevin because there will be so much hostility towards him from the fans.”
Of course Lee is like any Newcastle fan, born and bred in Newcastle, and being one of those special players who also played for Newcastle United.
We haven’t heard the last of this story, so we’ll have to stay tuned on happenings over the next several days.