- Available For Golf Days, Corporate Events, Sporting Dinners & Lunches
- European Cup Winner With Liverpool, European Player Of The Year, & One Of Only A Few To Have Both Captained & Managed England
Kevin Keegan was a European Cup winner with Liverpool, European Player of the Year, and one of only a few to have both captained and managed England.
Kevin started as a teenager with Scunthorpe, however his talent as a creative midfielder led to a quick move to Merseyside to the “Great” Bill Shankly’s Liverpool. Kevin quickly established his place, moving to striker and forming a successful partnership with John Toshack. He went on to win three First Division titles and numerous trophies.
After 323 appearances and 100 goals Kevin left Anfield & Liverpool to become Germany’s highest paid player, winning the Bundesliga with Hamburg SV. At the same time he was appointed England captain, a role he held until after the team were ejected from the 1982 World Cup. He returned to the UK to play for Southampton and Newcastle United, helping the latter to promotion in his second season.
After an eight year break Kevin returned to Newcastle as manager, and once again steered the club into the top tier of the domestic game. Admired for his attacking tactics, he took them to second place in the Premier League. Then, after a spell at Fulham, he took charge of the national side – a hugely popular choice with press and public. However, his time in charge ended harshly with a media backlash after the team’s loss to Germany in a World Cup qualifier.
After a spell at Manchester City and a final return to Newcastle, Kevin retired from management – but continues to be involved in the game with academies, and as a pundit for ITV and ESPN. Kevin speaks about his eventful career, the lessons he’s learned, and the values of looking ahead rather than reflecting on past glories.
Kevin is available for Golf Days, Corporate Events, Sporting Dinners & Lunches.