Keegan mulls Newcastle return

Former Newcastle boss Kevin Keegan has indicated he could be interested in a new spell in charge at the club.

Speculation has been rife over who the new coach of Newcastle would be since last week’s sacking of Sam Allardyce and Harry Redknapp’s decision to remain at Portsmouth.

Keegan, who also coached the England national side, remains a popular figure on Tyneside, having taken under-achieving United closer than anyone to Premier League glory in his last stint in the north-east.

The former Liverpool star is behind Blackburn chief Mark Hughes in the betting, but would be a serious contender if he intimated that he would make a return to top-flight football.

He fell some way short of doing that in an interview on Monday with Sky Sports News, but neither did he reject the possibility of a dramatic return.

Asked if he would consider the job if offered, he said: “I really don’t know, you’re asking a lot of questions I can’t really answer.

“I’m not ruling myself out or in or anything. It’s a club I love, that’s what I am prepared to say, everyone knows that, and it’s a club I’ve managed before.”—AFP

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