One of Kevin Keegan’s ‘entertainers’ is set to tell all when he releases his autobiography later this year, with Lee Clark reliving his Newcastle (and Sunderland…) days in ‘Black & White, No Grey Areas’, which is due for an October release.
The book will also cover the former United player’s managerial career so, which has encompassed Norwich (assistant to Glenn Roeder), Birmingham City, Huddersfield Town, Blackpool and now Kilmarnock.
Lee Clark says that the autobiography will be ‘explosive and fun’.
Well nothing could be more ‘explosive’ (though not ‘fun’) than when news came through that Clarkie had signed for Sunderland.
Having been brought up as a Newcastle fan in one of the supporting heartlands, the sense of betrayal was immense when Lee Clark signed for the mackems.
Whatever is in the book, there can be no satisfactory explanation for him signing for Sunderland, former Newcastle players doing it who come from outside the area maybe – but not the likes of Lee Clark!
Time has been a big healer and when he wore the infamous t-shirt it won Clark a few brownie points back – but I think maybe kind of forgiven but not forgotten will be most people’s take on it.
“The book had been something I’d been thinking about for a while and when I had a bit of time out after leaving Blackpool I sat down with the writer and got it started.
“He’s found me a bit difficult to pin down of late because I’ve been so busy but I’ve enjoyed it.
“The book will, hopefully, put to bed some of the myths and untruths surrounding my career.
“There is something there for every supporter of every club I’ve ever been involved with.
“I wanted it to be explosive and fun. I think we’ve achieved that.”