Gerry Francis looks like he will make a decision on whether to take up Joe Kinnear’s offer of coaching at Newcastle on a part time basis, within the next couple of days, once he meets face to face with Joe over the weekend in London.
Gerry Francis – already has part time coaching job at Stoke
Francis talked to Sky Sports News today about the Newcastle offer:
“I have spoken to Joe Kinnear and I have been made an offer,” “We will meet in the next few days to discuss it.”
“It will be a coaching role and it will not be full time. Anyone would see it (working at Newcastle) as an honor
Newcastle as owner Mike Ashley continues to try to sell the club, but things have gone tather quiet in this last week, and it is unclear to everybody (including Joe, how long Kinnear will remain in charge of Newcastle.
It’s an uncertain situation, that’s for sure.
“It is an unusual situation there, and there are things to work out,” “I have to look at the whole situation. We will have to chat and see what he (Kinnear) wants.”
“Also, there is the time factor – I don’t know how long Joe will be there. I will look at it, decide what to do, and take it from there.”
“I don’t know Joe that well and have never worked with him.” “But it is a new experience for me and it wouldn’t faze me.”
“I am at a good football club at the moment,” “I really enjoy it at Stoke and that (proving the critics wrong) is a difficult job.”
If Gerry coming to Newcastle will help Joe get more out of the team, then we’re all for it, and we’re sure the compensation will be more than attractive, but we think the odds are that Gerry will just stay at Stoke, but we’ve been wrong before. 😀