Newcastle United legends Kevin Keegan and Alan Shearer could be welcomed back to the club by the new owners.
That’s according to the Daily Mail, who state that the duo have been contacted by the consortium.
The report states that Keegan and Shearer could be offered ambassadorial roles by the club.
On top of that, they are reportedly looking to move Shearer’s statue, which is located outside of St James’ Park.
These kind of decisions will endear the new owners to fans even more.
Both Keegan and Shearer were treated terribly by previous owner Mike Ashley.
Keegan was his first managerial appointment, but things turned sour very quickly. The 70-year-old was undermined by the Ashley regime, leading to him walking out in September 2008.
Keegan later won damages from the club via a Premier League arbitration hearing. He hasn’t returned to the club since.
As for Shearer, he became manager in the same season as Keegan’s resignation.
The club record scorer was tasked with keeping Newcastle in the Premier League, despite this being his first venture into management.
Sadly, the Magpies didn’t survive, suffering relegation to the Championship in 2009.
There were plans for Shearer to stay on as manager, but then the club never contacted him again.
Keegan and Shearer aren’t the only former Newcastle players who were treated poorly during the Ashley era. Jonas Gutierrez is another who comes to mind…
Seeing the two Toon icons back at the club, even just as ambassadors, would be fantastic. They are both huge parts of Newcastle’s history, and deserve to be treated as the club legends that they are.
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