KEEGAN AND DALGLISH


KEEGAN AND DALGLISH

RICHARD T. KELLY    Book Number: 85556    Product format: Hardback

Kevin Keegan and Kenny Dalglish were the dominant footballers of the seventies, both going further as players than their contemporary Alex Ferguson, but both lacking Ferguson's steely professionalism in their later careers as managers. Born like Dalglish in 1951, Keegan joined Liverpool in 1971, winning the UEFA, FA and European cups before departing in 1977 to Hamburg, a wealthy club with a colourful profile. This was the start of the era of big transfer fees, and Keegan's own pay with Hamburg was the huge sum of £90,000. At the same time Kenny Dalglish moved from Celtic to replace Keegan at Liverpool, with a transfer fee of almost half a million. A 1979 photo shows the two captains in action as Keegan tackles Dalglish during the Home International against Scotland. In 1982 Keegan's debut with Newcastle was a sell-out for the Club, with the young Alan Shearer in the crowd, though there were some commentators who would rather the transfer money had been spent alleviating local hardship. It was with Newcastle that Keegan moved into management ten years later. Meanwhile Dalglish had become player-manager at Liverpool and was manager at the time of the Hillsborough disaster in 1989, attending all the funerals and being deeply affected. The author analyses the respective strengths of the two managers, Keegan working from instinct, Dalglish studying his players in detail. Nowadays punditry has claimed Keegan, while Dalglish is hailed with his wife for their charitable work. A superb overview of a footballing era. 390pp, colour and black and white photos.
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ISBN 9781471154751
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