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Newcastle boss Howe happy to lean on Shearer and Keegan for advice

 Newcastle United boss Eddie Howe says he's happy to lean on legends Alan Shearer and Kevin Keegan for advice.

Shearer, 51, is the club's all-time record goalscorer with 148 goals from 303 games.

Keegan, 71, came desperately close to leading Toon to the Premier League title in the mid-90s.

Howe, 44, told The Sun: “Yes, I have spoken to Alan and we have been in touch through texts.

“His knowledge of this football club is second to none.

“That was a really important conversation as well.

“Everywhere you go people talk about the legacy he left here.

“A hugely respected figure, of course, and it goes without saying what he did for the club."

Howe added: "You have to be meticulous in your planning if you want to be successful.

"It was important for me to try to embrace everything to do with Newcastle's successful past to try to bring Newcastle a successful future.

"I think it's important for our players now, who are representing the club, to understand the past and celebrate people who have been a big success at the football club.

"There were a few things I wanted to talk to Kevin about to get a greater understanding of Newcastle.

"I wanted to pick the brains of someone that probably understands Newcastle the most.

"I just wanted to educate myself really and show respect to one of Newcastle's greatest ever players and managers.

"I hope it won't be a one-off. I will certainly reach out and try to speak to him again very soon."

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