Does this scenario even look remotely plausible? Kevin Keegan agreeing to becoming a club's manager on the condition that he have no control in player transfers?
Which self respecting manager would agree to that especially one who gave Newcastle some of their best years? Now the club insists that the final authority on that matter lay with Dennis Wise, the director of football. The war of words has escalated and Keegan maybe contemplating retiring altogether from soccer. Long time Keegan associate, Terry McDermott also walked out of the club.
Fans are rightly enraged. I hope they hit Mike Ashley hard where it hurts him, in the pocket. Boycott his merchandise and his sporting goods. Of course, the best chance is that Newcastle be bought out by Anil Ambani's Reliance Communications which would mean that fans would see the last of him. Gustave Poyet is in pole position to becoming the new manager. Keegan's exit means Newcastle has seen four managers in as many years.