If the new ownership group at Newcastle United brings back legends of the past, they should do so with an actual purpose.
With the ownership takeover rumored to be drawing closer and closer, there have been countless rumors about new players arriving or managers taking over for Steve Bruce. In the past couple of days, there have been some rumblings about a historic return to the club.
Beloved former player and manager Kevin Keegan could make a triumphant comeback to St. James’ Park, according to reports. He isn’t being discussed as the next manager, but rather, he would serve in an ambassadorial role. That type of position is rarely defined as to what they actually do. But, with Keegan or people like Terry McDermott or Alan Shearer, the club should bring these people into the fold and actually utilize their expertise.
Keegan said he wouldn’t return to St. James’ Park while Mike Ashley was in charge, so for him to simply step into the stadium again would make for a historical moment for the Toon Army. But, his return should include his opinion being heard on soccer decisions. The same goes for McDermott. He served as an assistant for years and he should also have a chance to make suggestions on the soccer side.
Shearer has been critical of Mike Ashley and some of the things happening at Newcastle over the years, but he hasn’t been completely self-exiled from the club. But, if you can get some thoughts from the Premier League’s all-time leading scorer on potential strikers, you should take full advantage.
It will be great to see these legends around the club for the supporters, but it will be even better if the new regime actually allows them to provide some insight into decisions that will need to be made.