Jenas not surprised at KK return
Ex-Magpie believes Keegan is right choice for the club
By James Pearson. Last Updated: January 17, 2008 8:54pm
Jenas: Backing Keegan
Former Newcastle United midfielder Jermaine Jenas is not surprised Kevin Keegan has returned to the club as manager.
Keegan was named as Sam Allardyce's successor on Wednesday, just over 11 years after quitting his first stint in charge of the club.
Jenas, who is now with Spurs, thoroughly enjoyed his time in the North East and believes Keegan is the man to bring back the glory days when they were consistently challenging for the Premier League title.
When asked whether he was surprised by Keegan's return, Jenas told Sky Sports News: "Not at all.
"He was a fantastic player. I think it's fantastic for him to get back home and manage the club that he supported.
"It's fantastic I was lucky enough to play under their fans for a few years and I really enjoyed my time there.
"Hopefully Kevin Keegan can bring back some of those glory days that were there when he was the manager before.
"It's such a big club and a big stadium. Everything's black and white in Newcastle and I think the fans show that."