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Keegan future is talk of the Toon,16368,2483_4085501,00.html

Kevin Keegan is rumoured to have resigned from his Newcastle job after showdown talks with the club's directors on Monday

Markets on the first Premier League boss to leave his post this season have been withdrawn by many bookies after Keegan's odds tumbled.

Sky Bet's Dale Tempest said: "The rumour mill in the north east is working overtime and the money has followed accordingly.

"The transfer deadline was simply a disaster for Newcastle, with no significant purchases, and we wait to see what Keegan's response is."

Dennis Wise, the executive director (football) at St James' Park, has already been installed as 4/1 favourite to take over as Magpies manager.

Keegan is reported - by the Daily Mail - to have been 'called into a 2pm meeting yesterday which club insiders described as 'very important but not related to transfer business' and it is believed a heated discussion took place, with managing director Derek Llambias making it clear they were not happy'.

Newcastle signed two players on transfer deadline day but Keegan was not thought to have been involved in signing either Xisco or Nacho Gonzalez, while the club were trying to offload Joey Barton without his consent.

Keegan has a history of walking away from jobs - famously deciding in the bath that he would quit England - and there are strong rumours that Keegan has walked away from Newcastle again.

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Does anybody on the planet understand Newcastle's owner or, for that matter, their fans? Seriously they're such an unusual bunch.

With Liverpool or Arsenal you can understand their fans talking up their chances. Maybe we an win it this year etc. It always a possibility.

However Newcastle fans share that optimism with no grounding or reasonable basis whatsoever. They are currently a middle table team.

Scratch that. A middling to bottom of the table team & have been for some time. So why do there fans genuinely believe the premiership belongs to them?

At least with Villa & Tottenham they set realistic targets. Ditto for Everton and Portsmouth. Top 6. Then top 4. Then try for the title.

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No one here really seemed to make a big deal about it except for me but i bet this has all started from the sale of James Milner.

Keegan has had a lack of funds all summer, he appeared to be promised money from Ashley which never showed up. Then Milner one of their best young prospects is sold off for chips to a rival club in a side ways move. I can see why Keegan is frustrated. I'd leave.

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Sky Sports News understands Newcastle manager Kevin Keegan has left his position at St James' Park.

Keegan returned for his second stint as Magpies boss in January, but rumours suggest he could be leaving his role.

Sky Sports News understands Keegan did not take training on Tuesday and met with board members on Monday.

Speculation is claiming that Keegan has been unhappy with the club's transfer dealings during the summer and is ready to leave St James' Park.

The Magpies have made several signings in recent weeks, but doubts have persisted over Keegan's future at the helm.

Since replacing Sam Allardyce at the start of this year, Keegan has won six of his 21 games in charge.

Despite Saturday's 3-0 defeat at Arsenal, Newcastle had made a bright start to the new campaign, following up a draw at champions Manchester United by beating Bolton Wanderers at home.

Newcastle also set up a Carling Cup third round meeting with holders Tottenham following last week's 3-2 extra-time win at Coventry City.

Source: Sky Sports.

What an awful Chairman they have that Ahley bloke right ? Pure mess.

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Let's all laugh at Keegan, let's all laugh at Keegan, na na na, na na na :D

When the going gets tough, Keegan gets going! He's done this before - thrown a strop because he's not happy with the transfer activity at Newcastle.

What will the Geordies do without King Kev their Messiah?! :rolleyes:

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Not quit, sacked according to the Guardian

Keegan sacked as Newcastle manager
· Spell in charge ends after less than eight months
· Role of Dennis Wise at centre of Keegan's frustrations

* Louise Taylor
* Tuesday September 02 2008 15:02 BST

Newcastle United's owner may have worn a replica shirt emblazoned with 'King Kev' at Arsenal last Saturday but that failed to prevent Kevin Keegan being sacked by Mike Ashley today.

Rumours that Keegan - who refused to resign - and Newcastle had parted company began circulating in mid-morning after it became apparent that the manager had not turned up to take morning training.

It is understood that Keegan was summoned to a meeting with club officials including Derek Llambias, the managing director, early on Monday afternoon and effectively told he needed to pull his socks up in the wake of the team's 3-0 defeat at Arsenal. This in turn prompted a furious row in which Keegan, once again, expressed his frustration at Dennis Wise's control of the recruitment policy.

Newcastle's executive director, Wise is in charge of transfers but failed to deliver Keegan the specialist left-back he had been demanding all summer, let alone the "four top quality" signings he had hoped would arrive by midnight on Monday. Newcastle's only transfer activity on deadline day was the signing of Spanish striker Xisco and the loan signing of midfielder Ignacio Gonzalez.

Moreover Keegan, who returned to manage the club for a second time in January, was uneasy at both the decision to sell James Milner to Aston Villa, just days after he had claimed the England Under-21 winger would be going nowhere, and the club's delay over negotiating a new contract with Michael Owen.

Sam Allardyce's successor, who was appointed in the job on January 16, was due to watch Newcastle reserves play Sunderland on Monday night but, when he did not turn up, it was assumed he was either licking his wounds in the wake of the afternoon's row or had become involved in a last-minute piece of transfer business. By then though it seems Keegan sensed the axe was about to fall.
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