Wednesday, January 16, 2008


Kevin Keegan is back at Newcastle again.Tyneside was preparing itself for the third coming on Wednesday night after Newcastle owner Mike Ashley handed Kevin Keegan a sensational return as manager.

Eleven years after ending his first spell in charge, Keegan is on his way back to St James' Park as Sam Allardyce's replacement.

Ashley and chairman Chris Mort found themselves under fire at the weekend as it emerged that Portsmouth boss Harry Redknapp had withdrawn for the race to succeed Allardyce.

However, the pair tonight gave the fans what they wanted when they appointed a man who achieved legendary status both as a player and as a manager during his previous spells with the club.

They did so under cover of an extensive smokescreen which had seen a bewildering list of names linked with the post as they cast their net far and wide.

The Magpies confirmed Keegan's appointment shortly before 4.30pm this afternoon, although details remain sketchy.

Indeed, while the confirmation answered one burning question, it left another up for debate as joyous fans wondered if their other long-held wish, Alan Shearer's addition to the management team, would also become a reality.

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