A very short statement has been issued by the Newcastle club today.
“The Premier League tribunal considering Kevin Keegan’s departure from the Club in September 2008 has today retired to consider its judgment.”
“The Club will be making no further comment at this time”
We don’t know how long the Tribunal will need to reach a judgement, but the sooner the better for the club.
However, it appears the soonest a judgement will come is next week.
Newcastle United could be required to pay as much as £10M to Kevin, even though he was employed at the club for just 8 months on £3M/year.
In a statement from the League Managers Association (LMA), who have been representing Keegan, chief executive Richard Bevan said this afternoon:
“Having heard the evidence from both sides, the panel has reserved judgement, and there will be no further comment on the process until they have published their findings.”
The three panel members have spent a full two weeks hearing the evidence in Keegan’s case for constructive dismissal, which the former manager launched following his departure from St James’ Park a little more than a year ago.
The year since Keegan left the club for a second time, has been the worst in the long and famous history of the Magpies, and culminated in the club being relegated in late May.