Kevin Keegan is best known for a legendary 1970s spell at Liverpool under Bill Shankly then Bob Paisley. In six seasons Keegan played a pivotal role in Liverpool winning three First Division titles, two UEFA Cups, a European Cup and an FA Cup. He left an indelible mark on the club and their fans by winning the Bundesliga and European Cup in his three years there. He also won the highly coveted Ballon d'Or twice while in Germany. After he retired, Keegan further bolstered his legendary status in the north-east, in a five-year spell as manager at St James' Park during which the club were promoted to the Premier League then finished runners-up in the top flight not once but twice. Spells as manager at Fulham, England and Manchester City followed, and Keegan called time on his managerial career after a short-lived second tenure at Newcastle. Daniel Taylor is the chief football writer for the Guardian and the Observer. He has been named Football Journalist of the Year three times by the Sports Journalists' Association, as well as winning numerous other awards. He started working the Guardian in 2000 and has covered five World Cups for the newspaper. This is his fifth book.
No other player in the world - not even Pele or Maradona - could have rejuvenated Tyneside the way Kevin Keegan has done -- Jackie Millburn, Newcastle legend Kevin Keegan was like the Pied Piper of Tyneside -- Alan Shearer People are saying Kevin Keegan leaving is like the Queen dying, but it's worse than that -- John Regan, secretary of the Newcastle Independent Supporters' Association Kevin Keegan is everything a man should be -- Bill Shankley