Lots of Newcastle United fans have been welcoming the idea of legends of the Tyneside club returning after the prospective takeover is completed.
As per ChronicleLive, the would-be owners in the North East are understood to be receptive to welcoming back a host of legendary players to the club as part of their grand takeover plan. However, it is too early to say whether some former players could be part of the back-room team or others would be handed ambassadorial roles but it has already been explored as an area that can be vastly improved.
Two names to have been mooted are Kevin Keegan and Alan Shearer. Both St. James’ Park legends have managed the club, with the latter perhaps more famous for what he did on the pitch for the Magpies. The 49-year old scored a staggering 182 goals in 375 appearances in all competitions for the Toon, according to Transfermarkt.
Indeed, it is safe to say that his managerial spell dis not quite go as to plan, having lasted only eight games. Keegan lasted just a bit longer than that, as one NUFC supporter claimed that he should already have a stand and a statue on Twitter.
If you had to pick one, who deserves a statue more outside St. James' Park?
Check out some of the Magpies fans’ reactions below:
Love to see Keegan back in some role , how Ashley got away with doing what he did to him is unbelievable, the bloke should already have a stand and a statue
— marknufc (@barkmutterworth) May 8, 2020
Easy way to get the fans on board with the project instantly, bring back the likes of shearer, Keegan, tino, etc
— Jack Chaytor (@jchaytor16) May 8, 2020
This should definitely happen. Les, Shearer, howey etc 👍👏
— Mup Murphy (@MupMurphy1) May 8, 2020
Look back and remember the legends of the team but this is now the future – build and grow ‘new’ legends that emulate and excel beyond those that have gone before them….Come on the New Toon.. Bring It #NUFC
— Lambrini (@stevielambrini) May 8, 2020
Totally absolutely definitely the correct and right thing to do.
— SaudiToon (@toon_saudi) May 8, 2020
Sounds like dreamland this like.
— Stee74 (@stee2427) May 8, 2020
Kevin Keegan stand or corner or Statue! 👏🏻
— JaackRT (@JaackRT) May 8, 2020
— Allan Brough (@AllanBrough) May 8, 2020
Geordies, would you like to see some club legends coming back into the fold if the takeover goes through? Comment below with your views!
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