Keegan Cheer At Blackburn!

Last updated : 17 January 2008 By Footy Mad - Editor

Blackburn chairman John Williams admits he was delighted that Newcastle appointed Kevin Keegan as manager - ending speculation linking the Magpies with Mark Hughes.

Williams: "We're naturally relieved that it's sorted because our manager was continually linked with the post.

"I always felt that he would remain here. He values the continuity that he has and I know he feels we are close to a very good league position at the end of the season.

"We have a strong personal relationship and I never felt that he was likely to go to Newcastle.

"The job's unfinished here and I'm sure that we will continue to make good progress.

"We're having a great season and the future looks good for us."

There was added concern because Hughes took charge at Rovers in 2004 when Graeme Souness left the club for Newcastle.