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Wednesday, 10 April, 2002, 10:14 GMT 11:14 UK
Man City promote Cox
Manchester City's Kevin Keegan and Arthur Cox
Arthur Cox signed Keegan for Newcastle
Manchester City have promoted Arthur Cox to assistant manager from his position of chief scout.

Cox will maintain his role as chief scout as well as becoming the former England manager's right-hand man.

"Everyone knows what I think of Arthur and what he brings to this club," said Keegan.

City chairman David Bernstein also backed the appointment.

"Arthur has been a tremendous influence this season and a key part in Kevin Keegan's team.

"He has been instrumental in bringing in some of our new signings and his knowledge of football and his experience is immeasurable.

"Arthur has an extremely modern approach to the game.

"He has very clear thoughts about the game, is certainly not a `yes' man and his contacts and networking are first class," Bernstein told the club's website.

Cox was the Newcastle manager when the Magpies signed Keegan as a player in the early 1980s and he has also managed Derby,

Keegan recently said that the Football Association was "wrong" not to let him appoint Cox as his assistant when he was in charge of the national team.

And Keegan, who has led Manchester City to promotion to the Premier League this season, said he was working under restrictions which the FA has lifted for current England boss Sven-Goran Eriksson.

"I wanted to appoint Arthur Cox but the FA wouldn't employ him because he was over 60," said Keegan.

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08 Apr 02 |  Football
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