Kevin Keegan wins £2 million compensation from Newcastle

Posted by - October 2, 2009 - Newcastle United

Case confirms obvious: Magpies shouldn’t have signed Ignacio Gonzalez

Newcastle have been ordered to pay former manager Kevin Keegan £2 million compensation after he won his constructive dismissal case. The court has backed up Kevin Keegan’s assertion that the club signed Ignacio Gonzalez behind his back, which breached the terms of his contract.

While Gonzalez’s stunning performances at St James’ Park and Newcastle going from strength-to-strength since Keegan left will provide some comfort for Mike Ashley, the panel decided that the Uruguayan’s signing did undermine Keegan’s position.

He left the club in September 2008 and had been seeking £25 million in damages.