Huddersfield dismiss Keegan coaching rumours

Huddersfield Town have denied rumours that former England and Newcastle manager Kevin Keegan is to take up a coaching role at the Galpharm Stadium.

New Terriers boss Lee Clark played under Keegan at St. James' Park, while ex-Toon assistant manager Terry McDermott is already at the club, working alongside Clark as his assistant.

But Huddersfield chief executive Nigel Clibbens dismissed reports that the former Liverpool and Hamburg forward was to about to join the League 1 club, although he did leave the door open for Keegan should he ever be interested in a role.

"It's flattering to be linked with people in the game of the stature of Kevin," Clibbens told the club's website. "There is an open invitation to Kevin to come to the club and see for himself the exciting things we are doing, I hope one day he can take up the offer.

"[Kevin's] relationship with Lee and his staff goes back a long way and is very strong. I know that our coaching staff are in close contact with him and he is taking an active interest in events here. However, to link him with us in a formal coaching role or in any other capacity has no substance."