Deschamps Wanted Toon Job!

Last updated : 25 January 2008 By Footy Mad - Editor
Kevin Keegan was finally given the task of turning around the fortunes of the club, after Sam Allardyce brough doom and gloom to Tyneside.

But at one stage the Frenchman was odds-on to get the job, amid reports of an approach for the World Cup-winning captain.

Deschamps is keen for a return to management after leaving Juventus, having guided the famous Turin club back into Serie A.

Deschamps: "I was interested and would have studied that option, but I did not have live contacts with the club.

"They are not a top-four club but have a big history and a billionaire as boss.

"It would have been interesting, but as soon as they contacted Kevin Keegan I knew it was over. I am not rushed by anything, I will manage again in the future, it is a question of opportunities and of a club's plans."