The Sunday Sun reports that Kinnear is ready to bring in some coaching help at Newcastle, but quickly adds that he will retain all of the coaching staff currently at the club.
Kinnear has a coach lined up, but we don’t know for sure if it is Gerry Francis, Robbie Earle or somebody else, or even more than one.
But Joe thinks the person he has lined up can make a difference to Newcastle’s fortunes, but rightly fears that revealing who he is, could undermine his position. That’s through personal experience of this last week, no doubt.
Joe told The Sunday Sun today:
“I’ve got plans to bring in other people around me but I daren’t even mention it because I know he’d probably be in serious trouble before he got here,”
“He’ll be involved in coaching and we’ll just get on with it. No one’s leaving, no one at all. I’ve assured them all that there’s no problem with the jobs for everyone Kevin Keegan employed. “That’s not a problem, I just need to bring in someone else.”
“I’ve negotiated to bring in some- one else but it will be specialized stuff, Tuesday and Thursday only, two hours after we finish training to work on specific things I want to work on, individual stuff.
“Him coming in will be a different voice, he’s got a vast amount of experience. It shouldn’t get an adverse reaction but the way things are going at the moment, who would you trust?”
He’ll be keeping everybody Keegan employed because the chances are high that Kevin will be returning in about 5 weeks, so that’s good, because the very last thing we need right now is even more upheaval at the club.
This sounds good to us, and if he can help Joe with bringing success back and getting some wins for Newcastle, that’s just fine with us.