Well, well. The BBC are reporting that Keegan and Newcastle part company, which must be the the least surprising football news of the year. The only surprise would be that he lasted a full eight months.
Back in January I said (Mad):
This really is the gift that keeps on giving...
I thought Newcastle's board were going to spoil the fun when they said that they would take their time finding a manager and might consider appointing a foreigner. Gérard Houllier was mentioned, and then Didier Deschamps was suddenly installed as favourite. They even turned down Alan Shearer's bid for the job. So far, so good.
Then last night they announced (drum roll) that, er, Kevin Keegan is returning as manager.
That's more like it. The best part is that in a few months Keegan will get upset about something and resign, and the whole circus can start up again.
Apparently the thing he doesn't like this time is that he hasn't been able to buy all the players he wanted.
[Update: the BBC are now reporting that Keegan has not been sacked but that his future is "unclear".]