Jonás Gutiérrez says Kevin Keegan was great for Newcastle and he was sad when the Messiah left.

Jonás Gutiérrez: "Kevin was a really funny guy.

"Always smiling, always wanting to play good football, to create the right feelings.

"We loved playing for him; he always wanted to play the right type of football.

"Joe Kinnear came in and it was a bit of a shock.

"But then he had a heart problem and had to leave so it turned into a small experience."

"Keegan told me I would be the new David Ginola, but he left and things changed.

"Alan Shearer's brief period wasn't the best.

"We didn't have a relationship – there wasn't enough time to get to know each other.

"I really enjoyed my time with Chris (Hughton). Chris is a really good person.

"We have to thank Chris and Colin [Hughton's assistant Colin Calderwood] for Newcastle being a very different, much better, club than the one I joined. They were very important."