Going Back To Newcastle United Was A Nightmare Says Kevin Keegan
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Sky Bet are offering all new customers a £10 Free Bet Claim your free bet now In conversation with Steve Harmison on Sky Sports' Sporting Heroes program, former Newcastle United manager Kevin Keegan has explained where it all went wrong for him during his second spell as manager describing it as a 'living nightmare'.
Keegan was brought back to St James’ Park by Mike Ashley to replace Sam Allardyce as manager in January 2008.
Keegan had enjoyed great success at the club both as a player and previously as a manager but says, looking back he never should have returned.
Keegan parted company with Newcastle United as manager on September 12 2008 and embarked on a lengthy legal battle when Keegan claimed unfair dismissal and that Ashley had damaged his public image.
The tribunal ruled in favour of Keegan in October 2009 and awarded him £2m in damages.
Speaking on the Sky Sports show Kevin Keegan said: “It was a nightmare, absolute living nightmare.
"In the end, it's not easy to win a court case and take a club you love to court but I didn't see it as being Newcastle, I saw it as being Mike Ashley, Dennis Wise a guy called Jimenez and Derek Llambias."
“The Newcastle club now has no interest on that side, the fans, the team and we talk about it a lot through all my friends and the ex-players I know.
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