Keegan: Ashley loving Newcastle

Kevin Keegan believes Mike Ashley's celebrations after derby success yesterday is proof enough of the Newcastle United owner's commitment to the club.

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After Newcastle extended their unbeaten run to six matches to guarantee their safety from relegation, Ashley danced in the directors' box - "I bet that wasn't a pretty sight," Keegan said, and if the sportswear tycoon can be persuaded to back his manager's ambitions, they could represent a formidable partnership.

"I read somewhere that Mike could have bought Leeds United or Newcastle, so when he came in at the end, I just said, ‘Aren't you glad you chose this place?' " Keegan said. "No disrespect to Leeds, but you can't buy an atmosphere like we had today."

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