You can unsubscribe at any time.Thank you for subscribingWe have more newslettersShow meSee ourprivacy noticeKevin Keegan has revealed he has spoken to or three prospective buyers of Newcastle United over the years but most of them were flying kites The Magpies legend has only been back to St James Park on two occasions since he resigned in disgust from his second spell in charge in 2008.Keegan was supposed to have the final say on transfers but two new signings, Xisco and Nacho Gonzalez, arrived without his say so on deadline day.The 70 year old later won a case against the club for constructive dismissal and has only since returned to St James for a leaving party, where he wore a disguise, and for the unveiling of Alan Shearer statue outside the ground in 2016.It is hard to see that situation changing until Newcastle have new owners and Keegan was asked by Shearer if he had spoken to any parties interested in buying the club in a brilliant interview for the Athletic.”Two or three over the years, but I don’t really get involved because most of them are just flying kites,” he said.”I’ve had a couple of emails people saying they’ve got serious backers involved and would I come in? but they were fishing.”The people you’d want to get involved with would do it properly, do it openly, get the club first and then look at what they need to do to get it back to something like it was.”There’s a big PR job to do at Newcastle. It’s difficult to run a club and please everybody but you’d think it was impossible to run one and please nobody. That’s what they’ve got.”Keegan, of course, was Newcastle manager when the black and whites broke the world transfer record to sign Shearer from Blackburn Rovers in 1996.Read MoreNewcastle United news LIVE Takeover latest amid Chelsea build upFollowing his second coming, in 2008, Keegan actually asked Shearer to come back to work at the club as one of his assistants.However, while the pair discussed the position in Keegan office at the training ground, Dennis Wise appointment as the club executive director was confirmed.Keegan, sensing what was to come, felt it would be better if Shearer did not return to his boyhood club at that particular moment as he protected his former player, who went on to take charge, himself, 14 months later.”I can remember that conversation as if it was yesterday,” Keegan added.
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