John Dahl Tomasson opens up on his ill-fated spell at Newcastle United

John Dahl Tomasson has reflected on his time at Newcastle United – after taking charge of Malmo.

Tomasson had a brief – and challenging – spell at St James’s Park early in what would turn out to be a glittering his playing career.

“I had Kenny Dalglish as manager, and he was a gentleman,” Tomasson told Goal. “He kept his word to the players, and always behaved very correctly to anyone. I probably took some of his behaviour as a manager with me.

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“It wasn’t an easy season for Dalglish, the club or me personally. I arrived to form a partnership with Alan Shearer, and then Shearer was seriously injured. I was young and inexperienced, and I had to play out of position to fill the void after one of the best strikers in the world was injured.

Jon Dahl Tomasson.Jon Dahl Tomasson.
Jon Dahl Tomasson.

“But it was still a great experience to have played in the Premier League.”