Sky Sports (not always the paragon of truth, but you live with what you get) has reported that Ashley has met with Keegan today, with the obvious conclusion being that Keegan is due to be re-instated as Newcastle manager.
Is Keegan coming back?
One, I don’t think Keegan made his decision to leave without thinking long and hard about it, so for him to come back, it would take Newcastle to change things drastically. It would possibly mean the removal of Tony Jimenez and almost definitely mean the removal of Dennis Wise. Those are tough decisions to make, big decisions to make and if Newcastle have been quiet the whole week it’s either because they can’t find anyone crazy enough to come to the club or that Ashley has been looking at this option seriously for the whole week now.
Two, the war of words between the club was a knee-jerk, damage-limitation exercise that didn’t do the club much good. It was probably a PR move and as such it’s not something that will be a problem if Keegan does come back.
Three, Newcastle need Keegan. Of all the people willing to come to Newcastle, he’s probably the best of them. Head and shoulders above, I’d say. If Ashley can get him back, it might not repair his reputation immediately but it would definitely get the club back on its feet as quickly as possible.
Good thing they have wee lil Hull this week, right?
What do you guys think? Is Keegan going to come back, one more time?