Goalkeeper Shay Given has been at the club since the summer of 1997, accepts the club is again is in a state of turmoil, following Kevin Keegan’s resignation last Thursday evening.
Shay Given – preparing for game against Montenegro
Shay had suffered a slight injury in training with Ireland, but he looks to be ready for tomorrow’s World Cup qualifier against Montenegro.
Asked if he felt for the Newcastle fans Shay said:
“Of course I do – I don’t know what’s going on behind the scenes. It’s frustrating because Keegan’s a great manager and a great guy too so he will be missed.”
“That’s all really I can say. I can’t say too much on what has happened or what might happen. But a special word for him because I think he’s a great guy.”
Ireland will play Montenegro in Podgorica tomorrow night, in a tough game, after getting all 3 points with a 2-1 win over Georgia on Saturday. Given was able to train yesterday, which is good news for Newcastle fans.
It looks like Newcastle will not be appointing a new manager until next week at the earliest, with the indications that Gianfranco Zola will be the new West Ham manager, before the end of the week.
Chris Hughton and Richard Money will be managing the first team for the game against Hull City on Saturday, and until a new manager is appointed.
We have no idea who the club are after, to fill the vacant manager position.