Joe Kinnear is still waiting for an answer from Gerry Francis on his offer to coach a couple of days a week (Tuesday and Thursday) to help him out at Newcastle United.
Gerry Francis – still thinking it over
Kinnear talked today about the Francis situation to the Evening Chronicle today:
“Gerry is thinking over our offer. I have not been back to London since I came to Newcastle a week past Friday and I have only been able to speak to him on the telephone.”
“But I will be going to London at the weekend and I hope to get something sorted out by then.”
Gerry Francis has also said to open talks with Stoke City to sign on there on a part-time coaching contract at the Britannia Stadium, and of course that would be closer to London for him, and a long term deal, whereas the deal with Newcastle would be for around 6 weeks.
Francis has already been doing some coaching work with Stoke after a call from Potters manager Tony Pulis.
Don’t be surprised if Gerry goes to Stoke, and don’t be fooled when sensational headlines say Newcastle turned down again – it’s those gossip papers having a go at us – again.