A friend close to Kevin Keegan has said Kevin cannot wait to return to Newcastle United as manager.
Kevin Keegan – loves the club he walked out on
The friend, who in all likelihood is Terry McDermott (or Alan Shearer) told The Sun today:
“Kevin has had a great break, is feeling refreshed and wants to return.” “He knows what it would mean for all the fans and he wants a fresh crack at the club he loves.”
“Of course, new owners have to come in but he has been pleased to see his name mentioned by prospective buyers.”
“He is now just waiting to see what happens with things.”
But isn’t there something wrong here?
The club that Kevin loves was decimated by his resignation, let’s be clear about that. The Newcastle United club was left without a real manager until Joe Kinnear picked up the pieces last weekend, and we have suffered 5 defeats in a row. We have also been a laughing stock for the popular press to pick on.
The consequences are that we are out of the Carling Cup, and may have to kiss this season goodbye in terms of qualifying for Europe, though that is not yet a lost cause.
We have to admit that Kevin Keegan, who was lied to by the Newcastle management, is not entirely innocent in this debacle. We just wish there had been some other way to fix things up at the top, without Keegan having to walk out.
Yes, he had every reason to resign, we know all about that, but again he must have known that would bring some level of destruction to the club he loves.
To us there seems a dichotomy here – since we find loving the club, and walking out on the club to be something that’s hard to reconcile.
We personally hope Kevin does return, but although it’s difficult for us to say this because we admire Kevin a lot, the truth is he will walk out again in the future for a third time, and that’s not an “if” – only “when”.
We suppose if that’s in 5 years time we should be in good shape as a club and a team, but we think the new owners must talk to Kevin’s tendency to walk away.
Maybe they can put some process in place to solve any grievances he may have. That’s for the good of the club, which must come first in the future.
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