Date: 12th January 2016 at 9:29am
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Kevin Keegan (Newcastle United)

19/01/2008 FA Premiership Football - Newcastle United v Bolton Wanderers. Kevin Keegan waves to the fans before his first game after returning as manager at Newcastle Utd. Photo: Matt Roberts/Offside

Keegan waves to the fans before his first game after returning as Newcastle manager.

Between 1992 and 1997, Kevin Keegan lifted Newcastle United from the depths of despair and to the verge of the Premier League title during his first spell in charge.

To the shock of the Toon Army, his original spell came to an unexpected end in 1997 when he shockingly resigned from the club. The fans on Tyneside were left heartbroken and so you can imagine their delight when he returned for his second spell in 2008, following the departure of Sam Allardyce.

During his time away, he had managed Fulham, England and Manchester City. However, his much-celebrated return didn’t quite work out as Keegan soon fell out with club owner Mike Ashley, which led to another resignation and an unsavoury court settlement after just nine months.

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