Joe Kinnear has talked to BBB Radio 5Live following his appointment today, and said that Ashley told him some investors are ready to buy the club in early October, which is about a week away.
Joe Kinnear – Investors ready to buy Newcastle
Joe told BBC Radio 5Live following his appointment:
“I am aware that the new owners have Kevin Keegan and possibly Alan Shearer parked around the corner.” “I understand investors are about to buy the club, (current owner) Mike Ashley told me openly. I will be here for 6-8 games.”
“I believe the club will be sold at the start of October and at the moment Chris Hughton needs all the help he can get, and I hope now that I can help to get a few results together.”
“Those are the cards that I have and I’ll do the best that I can.”
Kinnear admitted he faced a difficult task in his time at the club, and that he may have some problems with the Newcastle United supporters.
“The fans will be disappointed, I understand that, but I can’t do anything about. I will just be doing my very best because I am desperate to get back into the game.”
“I will be going up to Newcastle on Monday and will pick the team from then. I’ll speak to Chris about it.”
However, he did seem a little confused about his past managerial record. When asked about his last managerial experience, he said:
“The last time was with Nottingham Forest, and that was about 18 months ago.”
The stupidest thing fans can do now is complain that Joe has been appointed. Let’s now show people what Newcastle fans are made of, although it would appear that he may not be at the game tomorrow, which is disappointing to say the least.
And it now looks like Mike has a buyer, and things should get a lot better shortly, but it would be great if Joe can steady the ship before the new owners come in.
He deserves our full support, and we really hope he will get it.