22 Oct 2009

Newcastle ordered to pay Keegan's costs

8:19 am on 22 October 2009

The English football side Newcastle United have been ordered to pay all of former manager Kevin Keegan's costs after his victory in a constructive dismissal case - a total which could reach more than $3 million.

The former England boss Keegan left the north-east club in September last year after they signed Uruguayan midfielder Ignacio Gonzalez against his wishes. Newcastle went on to be relegated from the Premier League.

This month an arbitration tribunal found in Keegan's favour and has now ordered the club to pay costs and interest on the more than $4 million backdated compensation award.

It was another success for Keegan over Newcastle owner Mike Ashley, who claimed the former Liverpool, Newcastle and England striker had breached his contract.