Kevin Keegan is now a resident ESPN analyst and he has come out today and blasted Derek LLambias and Mike Ashley.
Kevin Keegan – while manager at Newcastle for the second time
Kevin has said they didn’t know what they were doing when he was at the club – and it doesn’t look like they’ve improved much since then.
But the bit that seems interesting to us, is what he has to say about new manager Alan Pardew.
This is what Kevin said today Alan Pardew:
“Alan Pardew was confirmed as his replacement on Wednesday and, although he is more experienced than Chris was when he started the job, he is not vastly experienced. He has managed for 17 months in the Premier League.”
“But Alan’s a good lad. I know him well, he is very dedicated and he works very hard. The sad thing is that Alan is going in and is getting off on the wrong foot through no fault of his own.”
“The supporters won’t be resistant to Alan because of the circumstances of his appointment, though. Any criticism will be leveled at Llambias and Mike Ashley, because it is their decision.”
“The fans would be wrong to pick on Alan. Obviously if results don’t go well then they may start to voice discontent, but Alan is just the meat in the middle of the sandwich here.”
“”The current situation is not the fault of the players, and they will be supported from the stands providing that they give the effort required when you wear that famous shirt.”
“However, Newcastle fans are never going to get behind the current regime, because they have seen too much evidence of things they don’t like.”
Those are very true words from Kevin, and the owner is seen as the real rogue to the majority of fans on Tyneside, even more so now after the events of this week – – it that’s possible..
Wonder when he’s going to sell the club and get out of Toon?