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South African consortium confirm meeting ex Newcastle boss Keegan

Kevin Keegan could make a dramatic return as Newcastle manager if a South African consortium are successful with their takeover bid. Businessman Jonathan Cleland is confident he can persuade Kevin Keegan to return as Toon boss if his consortium is successful in buying the club.

He told the Evening Chronicle: "My meeting with Kevin went very well. I am hugely impressed with him and I got the sense there was good chemistry between us and there is a strong mutual interest in working together.

"He is our preferred option, but we cannot make any concrete decisions on the managerial position until negotiations on our planned takeover are further advanced.

"I think he understands and supports our concept of developing the club organically."

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