Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Newcastle, Keegan remains "No redundancy"

The twice European Footballer of the Year is still the coach of Newcastle. Smentito the "Sun" who had announced his relief, triggering the fans against the leadership. Meanwhile arrives Spanish Xisco

LONDON (GB), September 2, 2008 - Contrordine, Magpies. Kevin Keegan was not sacked by Newcastle. Indeed, the club wants to remain coach now and in the future and puts it in black and white in an official statement on its website, thereby closing a day, how can we not fail to stress the "Sun", was transforming the second reign of King Kevin to Newcastle (he had arrived in January, replacing Sam Allardyce) in a farce. Colpa of rumours in the afternoon, and taken by BBC and Skysports, which gave the technical bench torpedoed by the Magpies after a series of meetings, it seems not positive, with the property.

BARTON - According to indiscretions, to precipitate the already not idyllic relationship between Keegan and Mike Ashley (bad since May, after the coach had said that the Newcastle team was not from "top four") would have been the dissatisfaction of ' coach for the purchases which has just concluded (with a few additions worth noting, the last of which was the striker Xisco from Deportivo La Coruna) and support unconditional Keegan has always offered to Joey Barton. It 'was, in fact, the coach to insist that the "bad boy" (which on Friday will face FA committee for the attack on Dabo and risks a suspension of 15 matches) return to Newcastle after 74 days he spent in cell for the attack on Liverpool last December, and to oppose a possible transfer (had talked about Portsmouth and Blackburn).

TIFOSI WITH HIM - But from here to decide for the dismissal (or resignation) the pace was not so short as left understood the voices coming from Newcastle, fuelled also by the non-presence of Keegan all'allenamento this morning. Among other things, as soon as the news of expulsion technician began to turn (accomplice in the online edition of the "Sun" who fired on the homepage), many supporters of the Magpies have assiepati front of the gates of St. James' Park to express their discontent and lend their support to Keegan. Not only. As reported by BBC and Skysports, many songs were against leadership and more than one asked the head of Ashley. That is why, in the end, the club has decided to clarify the matter once and for all. "Newcastle United can confirm that there have been meetings between members of the leadership el'allenatore Kevin Keegan yesterday is that today - we read in the press release -. Keegan has raised a number of issues that were discussed then. The club wants to continue with long-term strategy that has planned and is keen to stress that the presence of Keegan is important both now and in the future. To remove any doubt in this regard, the club has not fired Keegan. " It will be. But the feeling is that the issue is far from resolved.

Simona Marchetti
La Gazzetta dello Sport