Kevin Keegan will return to Newcastle this weekend.
Kevin Keegan – in his second management reign on Tyneside
Kevin will be in charge of Newcastle one more time, as the Entertainers will take on a Liverpool old boys side, and the charity game will take place at Kingston Park this coming Sunday, with a 1:00 pm kick off time.
Kevin seems as surprised as the rest of us with Newcastle’s fine start to the season, and he had this to say to the local Newcastle press corps:
“Long may their good start continue.” “The results for Newcastle have been surprising, but they are doing very well.”
“You’d hope they can continue it.” “They don’t want injuries as they haven’t got a massive squad.”
“If they do avoid them they could finish in and around the top six, which would be an amazing achievement.”
Kevin of course was phenomenally successful in his first reign on Tyneside, with a win percentage close to 55%.
But his second spell at Newcastle was both short and a bit of a disaster, as he quickly found out that Director Of Football Dennis Wise was the one responsible for identifying who would come and who would go as far as the players were concerned.
That was a difficult and rather hopeless position for Kevin to be put in, and he subsequently parted company with Newcastle for a second time in September of 2008, after only 21 game sin charge of Newcastle.
Newcastle sides will always be compared to the side that Kevin built on Tyneside in the 1990s, the famous Entertainers, and current manager Alan Pardew seems to be doing his level best to build an exciting side for the loyal Newcastle fans at the moment, and so far he seems to be doing very well.
For the record here is Kevin’s record at Newcastle in his two spells managing the club.
From To G W D L Win% Feb 1992 Jan 1997 251 138 51 62 54.98 Jan 2008 Sep 2008 21 6 6 9 28.57
Kevin also played for and captained the side from 1982 to 1984, and in the 89 games he played for the Magpies, he scored 49 goals – not too shabby at all!