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Ginola convinced good times can return to Newcastle

Newcastle United hero David Ginola says Alan Shearer and Kevin Keegan are the men to turn the club around.

Speaking at the launch of Smooth Side Challenge - Braun's new online reality TV show, Ginola said: "If you have Kevin Keegan at the club you have to give him time to work it all out and to bring success.

"He did not have that. It is not going to happen in two or three weeks or even months. It would take years - like Arsene Wenger at Arsenal. He can still be their messiah.

"And Shearer also knows how things work in Newcastle. Alan Shearer and Keegan could be a really good partnership for the club."

Ginola, light-heartedly mimicking one of Keegan's most famous outbursts from his first stint in charge of the Magpies, added: "I would love it, I would love it if Kevin came back."

And Ginola, who also played at Tottenham, Aston Villa and, briefly, Everton during his time in the Premier League can understand why the Geordie fans are eager to recapture the glory days.

"I remember when I was there and we played with Peter Beardsley, Faustino Asprilla, myself and Les Ferdinand. Then Alan Shearer signed and we also had players like Philippe Albert and Robert Lee.

"It was great playing in that team. The striking force was amazing. Maybe we conceded a few goals but we always felt we could score four times.

"The crowd expected to have great games and enjoyment and we gave them what they expected."

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