Kevin Keegan’s new autobiography book “My Life In Football” is going to have some interesting pieces about his second management spell at Newcastle under owner Mike Ashley.
It was a bit of a disaster, and Kevin walked out on Ashley in early September when two players were brought in by the incompetent Director of Football Dennis Wise.
Nobody from Newcastle had ever watched Spanish striker Xisco or Uruguayan Ignacio Gonzalez – but they looked good on YouTube.
Some new news in the autobiography is how he has effectively been banned from the club and St James’ Park – that coming after he managed the club so brilliantly in the 1990s.
No class there from Mike Ashley.
Kevin won a £2M judgment against Ashley (Newcastle United) for wrongful dismissal in 2009 and he was helped by the League Manager’s Association.
He is also highly critical of the initial response from the club to creating a statue for the great Alan Shearer.
One passage that the Chronicle are reporting today is worth noting – this is it.
“I do retain an exhilarating vision of what could happen if Newcastle were re-ignited in the way that happened during the 1990s”.
The book was written by ghostwriter Daniel Taylor, and it’s going to be a great read for Newcastle supporters if only to bring back one time when Newcastle was a top club in Europe.
We are not now and nowhere near being one.
Newcastle are again expected to struggle to avoid relegation.
And that’s what Ashley’s record is – trying to keep us in the Premier League while spending as little of the club’s money as possible.
Why did he ever buy Newcastle United – that was a dark day in our club’s history.
The book will put even more pressure on him as the absent and disinterested Newcastle United owner.