KEVIN Keegan is returning to Newcastle United as manager.

It will be Kevin's third stint at St. James' Park. He arrived as a player in 1982 in a move that stunned football and led the team back to the top-flight before hanging up his boots in the summer of 1984.

He returned to Gallowgate as manager in 1992, saving the club from relegation to the old Third Division that year before leading the Magpies to the Premier League the following season.

From that point, the swashbuckling brand of cavalier football he had the team playing saw United known as 'The Entertainers' and loved by football fans all over the country - and beyond!

Kevin's team were desperately unlucky to be pipped for the title at the end of the 1995/96 season, but his attacking team with such stars as Peter Beardsley, Les Ferdinand, Tino Asprilla, David Ginola and Robert Lee never failed to captivate watching audiences. 

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