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Keegan meets Newcastle owner – report

SoccerNews in English Premier League 12 Sep 2008

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Former Newcastle manager Kevin Keegan was locked in shock talks with the Premier League club's owner Mike Ashley on Friday, British media reported.

However, it was unclear whether or not the discussions were linked to Keegan returning to the manager's hot-seat, just eight days after he sensationally walked out.

Sky Sports News were reporting Friday that Keegan met Ashley and that discussions took place before the meeting came to an end.

Keegan resigned as Newcastle manager for the second time on September 4, stating: “It's my opinion that a manager must have the right to manage and that clubs should not impose upon any manager any player that he does not want.”

Keegan's departure led to a backlash from supporters against the Newcastle board, and specifically Ashley and executive director of football Dennis Wise.

Protests have been planned ahead of Saturday's Premier League match against Hull at St James' Park.

Keegan may have to pay compensation to Newcastle for leaving his post after less than eight months, and discussions over that issue could also have prompted a meeting with Ashley.

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