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Newcastle turn to Keegan and Shearer: Billionaire owner targets dream team after Redknapp snub


Newcastle United will make a sensational offer to Kevin Keegan to return as manager after Harry Redknapp turned the job down yesterday.


The club plan to link the former England and Newcastle boss in a dream partnership with Tyneside hero Alan Shearer in a bid to erase the damage done to Mike Ashley's reputation by Redknapp's shock about-turn.



Redknapp decided to stay at Portsmouth rather than switch his allegiance to the club which sacked Sam Allardyce last Wednesday after barely eight months in charge.


Now Ashley, Newcastle's billionaire owner, will attempt to appease supporters by turning to Keegan, who became a legend on Tyneside following his time as a player there in the Eighties and as United's most successful post-War manager in a five-year period in the Nineties.


Keegan, 57 next month, has been out of football since quitting as Manchester City manager in March 2005 but, in a recent interview, he refused to rule out a return to management.


Keegan said: "I am 56 but you never say never in anything. If it doesn't happen in the next two or three years I'll be 60 and then it might be too late to return."


Shearer, whose name was chanted by Newcastle fans during last night's crushing 6-0 defeat at Manchester United, has intimated that he would be interested in taking a managerial role at his hometown club if approached, and he would relish the opportunity opportunity of working alongside the manager who paid a club record

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Guest LondonScottish
Blimey. This bloke must be really, really loaded if he can afford to piss about like this. What are they going to do when their dream team doesn't work either?



He is.

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Guest LondonScottish
doomed to failure!


Willie Miller

Kenny Dalglish

John Greig


all legends at their clubs but didnt do a thing as managers there!



I think it would do Newcastle no end of good if Shearer was installed as manager. If he makes it great, but if he fails he won't be a spectre hanging over the next incumbent. Every Newcastle manager has to deal with the fans wanting Shearer, and will never be fully accepted until their "God" has tried and failed.

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didnt shearer already state that its too early for him to take this job.


Think he said he'd take it if offered.


I'd give him the job. They've tried experienced managers with good records and that didnt work so try something new. Bit like Keegan in '94. I reaaaaaaly dont care though :)

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With loads of money. Bit like Souness. Great record of buying success but no record of coaching it.

Aye, fair doos. Of course Shearer (or whoever) is going to get the keys to Fort Knox with this guy. He's spent a fortune on just getting rid of Fat Sam and his entourage, who knows what he'll spend on the team. It's going to be interesting - and possibly very funny :)

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Former Newcastle United manager Kevin Keegan is not ruling himself 'in or out' of a return to the club he 'loves'.



Keegan has emerged as a popular choice to replace Sam Allardyce at St James' Park after Harry Redknapp's decision to stay at Portsmouth.


Reports have claimed that Keegan could form a managerial 'dream team' with Magpies legend Alan Shearer.


When asked about any interest in a second stint as Newcastle boss by Sky Sports News, Keegan admitted he had not had time to think about the subject.


However, he acknowledged his affection for the club and did not dismiss the possibility of another stab at the job.




"I'm not ruling myself in or out, or anything," Keegan told Sky Sports News.


"It's a club I love and that's all I'm prepared to say. Everybody knows that. It's a club I've managed before."


Keegan's first spell as Newcastle manager started in February 1992 as he kept the team in the old Division Two before winning the title the following year.


He led the club to third spot in their first campaign in the Premier League and blew a 12-point lead at the top in the 1995/96 season.


After leaving the club in January 1997, Keegan had spells in charge of Fulham, England and Manchester City, which was his last managerial position almost three years ago.

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Dalglish was a success at Liverpool, and Blackburn after that.


yeah but u could say that he cut his teeth as celtic so gave him the experience to do things with Liverpool and Blackburn! Shearer if serious about management should manage lower league for a few seasons first!!!

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But he went straight from playing to manage Liverpool didn't he, Celtic came much later - or am I going mad?


You're not mad. Kenny dalglish was originally Player/Manager at Liverpool


Playing Career:


1969-77 Celtic

1977-90 Liverpool


Managerial Career:


1985-91 Liverpool

1991-95 Blackburn

1995-96 Blackburn as Director of Football

1996-98 Newcastle

1999-2000 Celtic as Director of Football


Won 3 league titles and 2 FA Cups as manager of Liverpool and 1 league at Blackburn

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