Keegan talks unsuccessful

No more discussions planned with Ashley

Last Updated: 14/09/08 9:50am

  • Share:
Keegan: Ashley talks

Keegan: Ashley talks

Sky Bet

The League Managers Association have confirmed that talks between Kevin Keegan and Mike Ashley failed to reach 'a satisfactory conclusion'.

Keegan met with Newcastle owner Ashley in London on Friday evening but it was initially unclear what they were discussing.

The LMA have now revealed that the pair were trying to 'resolve several issues'.

News of the meeting had sparked fresh speculation that Keegan could be about to return to St James' Park just over a week after he had resigned.

However, such a remarkable turn of events now appears unlikely with no more discussions planned.

The statement read: "The League Managers Association can confirm that talks to resolve several issues were held today between Kevin Keegan and Mike Ashley of Newcastle United Football Club.

"However, the discussion failed to reach a satisfactory conclusion."

Keegan stood down after eight months in charge of the Magpies after failing to resolve his differences with the board.

Chris Hughton will be the caretaker manager for Saturday's clash with newly promoted Hull.

  • Share:

Related

Newcastle in crisis

Stoke City Chairman Peter Coates

Coates: I feel for Ashley

Stoke Chairman Peter Coates says he has sympathy for Mike Ashley following Newcastle's poor start to the season.

Kinnear: Focused

Kinnear pledges maximum effort

Joe Kinnear insists he is not distracted by the 'for sale signs' at Newcastle United.

Ashley: Keen to sell

Magpies sale draws closer

The man charged with finding a buyer for Newcastle United is confident of creating interest in the club.

Most Popular

Features

Win faster, Murray!

Win faster, Murray!

Andy Murray's two long US Open matches this week have hurt his chances of winning the top prize, says Greg Rusedski.

Rooney's ranking

Rooney's ranking

Where does Wayne Rooney rank among England's best? We check the stats with Sir Geoff Hurst.

Most injured XI

Most injured XI

Theo Walcott, Abou Diaby and Tomas Rosicky feature in the most injured Premier League XI of the 21st Century.