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‘Kevin Keegan Gets The Club, He Gets What The Fans Want, He Put The Club On The Map’

8 years ago

Who is your favourite manager?

I’m guessing that for pretty much everybody, it will boil down to three candidates.

Those fans with a few more years on the clock may go for Joe Harvey who of course brought the Fairs Cup to St.James’ Park.

However, the vast majority will be split between Kevin Keegan and Sir Bobby Robson.

Ahead of his 20 year celebration match, Steve Harper was asked who his favourite manager was on Sky’s Soccer AM;

“I had to pick a team for the programme on Wednesday, I won’t give the team away but I picked Kevin Keegan as manager with Sir Bobby Robson as Director of Football.

He was special at Newcastle, he sort of gets the club, he gets what the fans and the people want – he put the club back on the map.

When he came back the second time (as manager) then the opportunity to play for him was special.”

I wonder if any of you out there would now take Keegan as manager with Sir Bobby as director of football….?

Tickets for the Steve Harper 20 Years Charity Match are on sale at and the St. James’ Park Box Office priced at £10 for adults and £5 for children/concessions.

If you fancy pushing the boat out then hospitality prices start from £90 per person, while mascot places are also available on a paid basis – with all proceeds going to the charities of course. For more information please email [email protected] or telephone Selina on 07834727754 or  email [email protected]


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