Keegan Signs For Toon

Last updated : 16 January 2008 By Dan Clough
Hughes had been 2/1 favourite for the job.

However, in a sentimental appointment, Newcastle owner Mike Ashley handed the job to Keegan, a decade after he left the club.

A former Magpies player, Keegan led the club to relative success in the nineties, culminating in a second place finish in the 1996/97 season.

Keegan had been out of a job since leaving Manchester City last season.

He replaces Sam Allardyce who was sacked last week.