They led the league virtually all season and the club record signing of Bristol City striker Andy Cole in February further strengthened their side; Cole netted 12 goals in his first 12 games for the club. Named 8th on the Liverpool FC list of 100 Players who shook the Kop. Keegan made several important additions to the Newcastle side in the summer of 1995; Reading goalkeeper Shaka Hislop Paris St Germain's French winger David Ginola Queens Park Rangers striker Les Ferdinand and Wimbledon defender Warren Barton.
He had been out of football for almost three years when he returned to Newcastle United for a second spell as manager in January 2008. He moved into management at Newcastle in 1992 again returning the club to the top flight as First Division champions. He also managed the England national football team.