One of very few professional football players to have both captained and managed the English Football squad, Kevin Keegan is one of the best known names in football. A former European Cup winner with Liverpool as well as a European Footballer of the Year, Kevin is knowledgeable in what it takes to consistently perform as well as become the very best in your field. These skills and attributes translate wonderfully across all audiences and make Kevin a highly desirable football speaker for both after dinner and keynote speaking opportunities.
Keegan began his career as a teenager at Scunthorpe United, his natural talent soon became evident and his creative style of play saw him move to Bill Shankly’s Liverpool Football Club. By establishing a fruitful partnership with striker John Toshack, Kevin soon enjoyed a regular starting position within the squad. Kevin won three First Division titles, two UEFA Cups, a FA Cup and a European Cup with Liverpool. Keegan left the club with 323 appearances and 100 goals across all competitions, before becoming the highest paid player in Germany, heading Hamburg’s strike force. At this point in time, Kevin had become one of the most influential players of the time, requiring him to deal with huge amounts of pressure and perform to the best of his ability as often as possible, something he relates well as a football speaker during after dinner events.
At the same time his club career was going from strength to strength, Kevin also became the England squad captain in 1976, position he held until his international retirement in 1982. Kevin returned to England after playing in Germany for both Southampton and Newcastle United. Retiring from Football in 1984, Kevin pursued business and media ventures before eventually turning his hand to Football management. His initial spell with Newcastle United saw a hugely close run battle with Manchester Untied for Premier League victory. After a few years with Fulham, Kevin took control of the England squad, proving to be an incredibly popular decision with the British public and press of the time. With a knowledge of business, media and leadership of one of the most well known teams in the world, Kevin relates to all sectors of both corporate and sport environments perfectly as a sports speaker.
Kevin returned to domestic management after the 2002 World Cup qualifying matches, dedicating himself to Manchester City and latterly Newcastle Untied once more. After his announcement of managing, Kevin has pursued a punditry career, becoming a frequent and popular appearance for both ITV and ESPN.
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