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Kevin Keegan says Mike Ashley put him off ever working in football again – Powerful stuff from Newcastle United legend

4 years ago

The long awaited Kevin Keegan autobiography is almost here.

It will be available from 4 October 2018 and looks a must buy/read.

It is entitled ‘Kevin Keegan – My life in football: The Autobiography’ and we are set to see some classic insight into what really went on with Mike Ashley.

Quotes (see below) have now appeared in the likes of The Sun and Chronicle, giving us a flavour of what to expect.

Kevin Keegan declaring that he wouldn’t even want to ‘share oxygen’ with Mike Ashley and his minions.

Whilst despite winning his constructive dismissal case after it was found that the Ashley regime had repeatedly lied, Kevin Keegan says that it was such a ‘harrowing experience’ and ‘so hideous’ going up against somebody with such ‘power and immense wealth’ such as Mike Ashley in court, it convinced the Newcastle legend he never wanted to work in football ever again.

Kevin Keegan – My life in football: The Autobiography:

“Perhaps I shouldn’t be surprised when Alan (Shearer), who is Newcastle through and through, has standards that surpass those of the club’s owner, and doesn’t feel the need to sugar-coat the truth in his television and media work.

“I have, after all, experienced the full force of the Ashley regime and, although I won my case against Newcastle for constructive dismissal, you can take my word that it wasn’t a pleasant experience being engaged in a legal battle against a man of such power and immense wealth.

“That it was Newcastle at the centre of this litigation made it an even more harrowing experience.

“Indeed, the whole thing was so hideous it convinced me I never wanted to work in football again.”

Sharing oxygen with Mike Ashley:

“This is an extraordinary club, run by unconventional people, and perhaps the most charitable way I can put it, as Jesus said on the cross, is to ‘forgive them for they know not what they do’. These people don’t know what a precious club this is.

“They don’t comprehend that football in this big, vibrant city is about self-esteem.

“They have made a toy out of Newcastle.

“As much as it pains me to say it, I have no desire to be associated with the place for as long as that continues.

“I will gladly return when they have gone.

“I look forward to the day when Newcastle is free of the man who has lurched from one bad decision to another, run an empire of self-harm and handed money and power to people who deserved neither.

“I don’t want to share my oxygen with these people, trust me.”


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