The man who transformed Newcastle United, both as a player and as a manager.
‘We’re in heaven we’ve got Kevin’ the headlines read in 1982 and they weren’t wrong. KK rejuvenated United and led the club back to the top division before retiring.
Eight years later he responded to the St.James’ Park SOS and took a team on the brink of the third division and possible extinction, right through to failing at the very last hurdle in attempting to win the Premier League. Anybody Newcastle fan who considers that failure is not in love with football and certainly not, Newcastle United.