The Toon chief said: âIâm not going to say Michael will sign â but I think he will. When I said âwhen are you going to make a decision?â he said âin the next couple of daysâ. Iâm much more optimistic about keeping him.
âIâd say that itâs now 60-40 in favour that he signs. This time last week it was probably 30-70 against. He told me with Kevin Keegan heâd only been offered 12 months.
âI didnât really see any value in that so I just said âwhat if we can tie you up for the rest of your career, would you be happy with that?â and he said âyesâ.â