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Kevin Keegan
Gender Male
Ethnic English
Job English Footballer
  England Captain
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Org England National Team
Club as Player xxxx

1999 12 13 Retrieve

[Kevin Keegan before yesterday’s draw for Euro 2000. England got Germany, Romania and Portugal, which means his crystal ball must be faulty] I have a feeling we’ll get Holland, Italy and Norway - call me Mystic Kev

2011 06 26 Retrieve

[Former England boss Kevin Keegan says He is a better manager than Liverpool legend Bill Shankly] I checked his record, and I’ve got at least 0.5 per cent more wins than him - and he’s a great manager. Statistically I’m a better manager than him! I learned so much from Shanks. He used to say: ‘If I was a road-sweeper, my street would be the cleanest in the borough.’ I took that to heart. Everything I’ve done I’ve done with enthusiasm and passion. Everything I turn up to, I think I’m going to enjoy. I never look back, so I don’t have regrets

[Keegan also mused on the difference between the modern game and his heyday as a player] In my day, players would smoke in the tunnel before the match. There were stoves in changing rooms and home teams would turn them up to choke opponents before the game. When I was playing, there were only three games on Match of the Day each week, so only 65 of my 100 goals have been filmed. The other 35 are lost for ever. Today all goals are filmed. You’ll never see some of the best things I ever did.

2013 11 05 Retrieve

[Kevin Keegan on Paul Scholes] What United have got that Chelsea haven’t is Paul Scholes. I think he is different to anything else in English football

2015 08 20 Retrieve

[Kevin Keegan on Thierry Henry] He has confidence, he can score goals, he works hard and he is equally happy out wide or in the middle, he is perfect

2016 03 24 Retrieve

[on Alan Shearer] He’s a natural leader who conducts himself in a totally professional manner on and off the pitch. Alan has the respect of players at club and international levels and he’s a fine role model for youngsters.

2018 09 29 Retrieve

[Kevin Keegan on George Best] I wanted so much to have his ability. His skill was unbelievable. I played against Johan Cruyff, Franz Beckenbauer, Diego Maradona. But I still say Besty was the best I played against

2019 12 24 Retrieve

[The day Mark Hughes managed Man City despite having been sacked and replaced by Roberto Mancini] [Former Blues boss Kevin Keegan described it as] not that of a real football club [but] that of a business

2020 04 29 Retrieve

[Keegan was incensed and, when the opportunity arose after his side’s hard-fought win over Leeds, he could not contain his fury. Keegan declares with sense of righteousness] No, no… when you do that with footballers, like he said about Leeds, and when you do things like that about a man like Stuart Pearce, I’ve kept really quiet, but I’ll tell you something, he went down in my estimation when he said that

We have not resorted to that, but I’ll tell you, you can tell him now if you’re watching it, we’re still fighting for this title, and he’s got to go to Middlesbrough and get something, and… and… I’ll tell you, honestly, I will love it if we beat them, love it!

2020 05 15 Retrieve

[Keegan’s scouting mission for Marcel Desailly. When Helm asked Keegan his thoughts on Desailly and whether he’d buy him, he quipped] Maybe to sit on the bench! I’m a big fan, what I like to see with signings is versatility and he’s certainly got that