By Kevin Phillips

10th Oct, 2021 | 9:00pm

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Kevin Phillips has urged Newcastle United’s new owners to appoint Alan Shearer and Kevin Keegan as club ambassadors.

Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the former Sunderland and England striker said it “would definitely be a wise move” to bring the Tyneside legends back to the club.

A PIF-backed takeover of Newcastle United was completed on Thursday.

New Magpies director Amanda Staveley has since revealed the consortium plan to review the club’s football and commercial operations.

According to the Daily Mail (October 7th), Alan Shearer, 51, and Kevin Keegan, 70, have both been contacted about ambassadorial roles.

The Newcastle heroes fell out with previous owner Mike Ashley while managing the club.

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When asked by Football Insider‘s Dylan Childs for his thoughts on the duo’s potential return, Phillips said: “That would definitely be a wise move.

“These legends of the club should be involved. Get them back.

“Those players who know what the club is all about need to be in and around it. It is great for the current players of the club to see that the greats are still involved.

“It is a no-brainer in my eyes. Alan still has a box at St. James’ and Keegan is still hugely loved up there for what he achieved.

“It would be a step in the right direction, bringing those legends back in such capacity. I would like to see that happen.”

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