Mirror Sport is reporting that Newcastle players are now fairly certain that that Kevin Keegan’s return to the club is imminent.
Kevin Keegan – told senior players he is coming back
Kevin was at a charity golf event hosted by Newcastle goalkeeper Steve Harper, and the news is that Keegan spoke to some of the senior players while he was there. The news is that he said positive moves are going on with two groups, and he is part of both their plans to return as manager.
This was also the very first time he has had contact with the players since he walked out, and he was able to tell them what exactly happened on the last day of the transfer window, and why he had no alternative but to walk.
The proverbial club insider said:
“Kevin spent a lot of the golf day on his phone clearly talking to people interested in bringing him back to Newcastle.”
“But privately he told some senior players things were happening that could secure his return.”
Investment bankers Seymour Pierce have set a date of 7th October – this Tuesday – as a cut-off date for potential investors contacting the club, and then serious talks will proceed with them, and the outcome of those talks will decide whether Keegan will return or not.
The source added:
“Kevin knows there are a lot of obstacles to overcome, not least his impending legal battle with Newcastle over his departure and he has to establish the credibility of some of the people claiming they want him back.”
We would expect if Kevin is coming back, the new owners need to solve the legal situation between Keegan and the club. Having this going on if he comes back, will just not work.
In our vote on whether the readers want Kevin back as manager – 63% say yes, 28% no and the remaining 9% are undecided. So two in three readers definitely want him back is probably the best way to say that. There’s still a chance to vote of you haven’t yet voted.
But the sooner this thing gets sorted out, the better for all concerned.