Yesterday Mr Monkey revealed that Kevin Keegan, the popular Newcastle manager had left the club.
It would seem that King Kev, the ex-England boss and captain’s second reign with the Magpies came to an end after differences of opinion over transfer policy which came to a head after a number of major signings failed to materialise before the transfer window closed at midnight on Monday.
It is also thought that King Kev’s support of Joey Barton and his reluctance to sell James Milner also played a part in what happened yesterday
Sources revealed that the 57-year-old had quit after talks with club owner Mike Ashley, however, although it was later suggested by an insider that Keegan had been dismissed.
As the news broke angry Toon fans staged a protests outside St James’ Park with supporters calling for the head of owner Mike Ashley and the club’s board.
The club later issued the following statement:
“Newcastle United can confirm that meetings between members of the Board and manager Kevin Keegan were held both yesterday and today. Kevin has raised a number of issues and those have been discussed with him. The club wants to keep progressing with its long-term strategy and would like to stress that Kevin is extremely important, both now and in the future. Newcastle United values the effort and commitment shown by Kevin since his return to St. James’ Park and wants him to continue to play an instrumental role as manager of the club. For the avoidance of doubt the club has not sacked Kevin Keegan as manager.”
However, Keegan’s future remains shrouded in doubt with the former England boss remaining silent on his position.
Mr Monkey wonders what the odds are on Dennis Wise becoming the next Toon manager or will Ashley try and appease the fans by opting for Shearer?