The News Of The World is reporting today that Mike Ashley is ready to call it a truce in his battle with Keegan.
Kevin Keegan – receiving £2M compensation from Ashley?
Keegan has taken legal action because of his unfair dismissal at the club, and Sport of the World is reporting today that Kevin Keegan will be given £2M compensation he has sought, following his unexpected exit from Newcastle.
If this is true, we wonder why Ashley is suddenly doing this? We hope it’s not to try to patch things up with Newcastle fans, because he sees himself staying longer, in order to get a decent price for the club.
The departure this week of Vice-President Tony Jimenez, who seems likely to join Spurs, is a step towards breaking up the group that seemed to mislead Keegan.
If Mike really wants to patch things up with the fans, he should start by dismissing Llambias and Wise, who were the two guys reportedly planning to bring in players behind Kevin’s back.
But he’ll not do that, because if he was going to do that, he would have done that in early September, and Kevin would never have walked. It’s a mistake Mike cannot recover from.
Another interesting potential reason why Mike is cleaning up things with Keegan is that Mike has a buyer, and the new owners would demand that a truce be made with Keegan.
They may even be prepared to give Mike the money to settle with Kevin, especially if Kevin was going to be the new manager.
Just a thought, but there’s at least a little logic behind it.