As a former England football player and manager, Kevin Keegan is a true football legend. As a pundit, Kevin has covered FA Cup finals and World Cups. Funny, warm and engaging; Kevin Keegan makes the perfect after dinner speaker for any event.
Former Liverpool legend, and one of the UKs best loved players and managers, Kevin Keegan took on the mantle of the head of the national team in 1999. Former European Footballer of the Year and lauded pundit, Kevin is football guru, experienced presenter and popular personality.
In 1968 Scunthorpe United signed the young and undiscovered Kevin Keegan. After 120 appearances for the club, Kevin was scouted by Liverpool, and so the infamous career began.
He took Anfield by storm. Lifting the FA cup, the UEFA cup and league cups by the dozen, Kevin had made his mark. With unparalleled talent and a sparky, outspoken nature, the young player quickly secured his position as a household name.
His shock move to German side SV Hamburg made him a European hero, and he led the team to a league title and a European Cup final, where they lost to Nottingham Forest.
Back to the UK in 1980, Kevin joined Southampton, and eventually moved to Newcastle United, where he made 78 appearances, including 48 goals.
Trying his hand at business, Kevin retired from playing but couldn’t stray too far from the game, and returned as Newcastle manager in 1992. Narrowly avoiding relegation, and finally placing third, the former player proved that his analysis and leadership skills matched his genius footwork.
A well-documented public disagreement with Sir Alex Ferguson eventually culminated in the side conceding second place to Man United’s title in 1996.
In January 1997 shockwaves reverberated around the world of football when Kevin quit Newcastle to take the helm at South London club Fulham. Under his watchful and expert eye, the club achieved promotion as champions of the Nationwide League Second Division.
When Glenn Hoddle vacated the England manager’s job in 1999, Kevin stepped in. After beating Poland 3-1 at Wembley, and then led his team to the finals of the 2000 European Championships.
Kevin moved back to the North-West to succeed Joe Royle as Manchester City manager, and eventually he made a sensational, unexpected return to Newcastle United in January 2008, where he was received by the fans with joyous adulation. But the excitement soon turned bitter as a public legal battle ensued between Kevin and the Board and owner of the club, and led to his resignation.
A year after his departure from Newcastle, Kevin resurfaced as the lead pundit on satellite sports channel ESPN and as an ITV pundit during the 2010 World Cup. He was also part of ESPN's live coverage of the 2011, 2012, and 2013 FA Cup finals.
Available as a hilarious after-dinner speaker, who can share his football stories and business lessons from his time as a manager, Kevin is perfect for sporting and corporate events.