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Friday, January 11, 2008
Kenny: Newcastle is no 'poisoned chalice'

Kenny Dalglish has urged the next manager of Newcastle to forget the so-called poisoned chalice because it is a 'privilege' to take charge of the Magpies.

Writing in the Daily Mail, the former Newcastle boss said: 'Every time the vacancy at Newcastle United has been discussed the words `poisoned chalice' are mentioned.

'Well, you can forget that.

'Managing the Magpies was a privilege for me and it should be for any manger who is given the chance to take charge of a football club where the password is passion.'

Dalglish said the yearning for success on Tyneside was 'endless' and that the supporters will take to any manager who wins trophies.

But he warned that the new boss will need time and pointed out that Sam Allardyce was not appointed by the current owners.

'The new people came in after Sam had been appointed and perhaps they wanted their own man to buy players in the transfer window,' said Dalglish.

'I just hope the next manager is given time because there clearly needs to be an overhaul.'




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