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On This Day in 2001: Kevin Keegan appointed as Manchester City boss

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The former England manager returned to club football after his time with the national side.

Kevin Keegan was appointed as Manchester City boss 19 years ago on May 24, returning to club management after his rollercoaster ride as England manager.

Here the PA news agency looks at his arrival at the club and what came next.

Royle heir

Kevin Keegan tempted out of his hiatus by City.
Kevin Keegan was tempted out of his hiatus by City (Phil Noble/PA)

Burned out or burning bright?

Instant success

Stuart Pearce was signed by Keegan and eventually replaced him.
Stuart Pearce was signed by Keegan and eventually replaced him (Gareth Copley/PA)

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Good times return

Nicolas Anelka was a key signing for Keegan.
Nicolas Anelka was a key signing for Keegan (Nick Potts/PA)

What came next

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