If you ask people what Kevin Keegan is famous for, some of the answers you might expect would be:
1) Managing Newcastle twice
2) Managing England
3) An illustrious playing career for the Magpies and Liverpool
4) ‘That’ live outburst in 1996 where he claimed he would ‘love it’ if his Newcastle team beat Manchester United to the title
However, for the moment, times have changed and Newcastle are no better than a Premier League mid-table team. Therefore, The Times reports that his current duty is to make sure his Magpies team win every match, including Monday night’s clash with Chelsea. Victory in this game would see old foe Sir Alex Ferguson and his Manchester United team retain their Premier League crown, something that Keegan is hell-bent on seeing happen.
“It’s our job to help Manchester United win the title,” Keegan said. “That’s the thing I like about this league – there’s an integrity to it,” Keegan said. “If we were in Spain now we’d be getting an offer of a bonus from Manchester United for beating Chelsea. Definitely. It happens and it’s allowed as well. That can never happen here.
“If we beat Chelsea it’s because we deserve to and if they beat us they deserve to. If Manchester United win the title they’ll have deserved to and the same for Chelsea.”
Indeed, while Chelsea talk about United cracking under the pressure and make comments like ‘the heat is on’, it’s the Blues who have a couple of absolute toughies to finish the season off. You wouldn’t fancy any team to win at St James’ Park right now, while Bolton will be scrapping for their lives on the final day of the season.