An update has emerged on Newcastle’s new ownership, regarding their plans for the structure behind the scenes at the club…
According to the Daily Mail, Newcastle’s new owners, PIF, have contacted club legends Alan Shearer and Kevin Keegan with a view to employing them in ambassadorial roles.
The report claims that they also want to move Shearer’s statute closer to the ground as it is currently situated near some old public toilets near St. James’ Park.
PIF could pull off a blinder in the early part of their time in England by bringing Shearer and Keegan in as ambassadors at the club.
They are both revered on Tyneside for what they achieved during their respective times at St. James’ Park and getting them involved could bring a feel-good factor for the supporters, which they would undoubtedly love.
The legendary Magpies duo both enjoyed superb spells with Newcastle throughout their respective careers and PIF handing them roles within their new structure at St. James’ Park could help them to make sure they do not lose touch with the fans along the way.
Keegan led Newcastle to two top-three finishes and one sixth-placed finish in his three seasons as manager of the club in the ’90s in the Premier League, whilst the club sat fourth when he left 21 games into his fourth year. He also later came back to manage the club in the 2000s, ending his managerial career with the Magpies in the 2008/09 campaign.
The less said about Shearer’s time as manager the better, but his playing career was simply phenomenal.
This shows that they both know what it takes to be successful at Newcastle and their experience and knowledge could be extremely useful to PIF when it comes to making major decisions further down the line.
They could also create a link between the owners and the fans, which is why the supporters may love this swift call by PIF to bring two legends in – something Mike Ashley failed to do.