Looking Unlikely Francis Will Join Kinnear At Newcastle

It’s looking like Gerry Francis will not be joining Joe Kinnear at Newcastle, to help his friend out with some specialized training.

Joe Kinnear – perfectly happy with Chris Hughton

Joe was looking to bring the former Spurs and QPR manager Gerry Francis in as a part-time coach, but it looks that may not now happen since Gerry has a similar role at Stoke City with Tony Pullis.

Joe talked about the situation with Gerry:

“I was just mulling the possibility over. I wasn’t planning on bringing him in as my number two or anything like that, I’m perfectly happy with Chris in that job.”

“I thought about Gerry because he might have been able to come up here two days a week and work with the young players, but as I understand it, he already has an agreement with Stoke.”

You can never accuse Joe Kinnear of not giving his all at Newcastle, since he took over as manager.

Kinnear has been in Newcastle since he arrives a week last Saturday to watch the Blackburn Rovers game, and he obviously sees Newcastle United as a huge challenge and opportunity for himself.

Jot talked to the Newcastle Journal today and said:

“It was a good result at Everton, but I think everybody was a little disappointed we didn’t get all three points.”

“On another day, the two they cleared off the line would have gone in and we would have won the game, but it’s stopped the run of defeats and it feels as though we are on the up again.”

While it’s true with a little luck we could have won on Sunday, Everton had enough chances near the end to also have taken the 3 points.

We’re just happy the lads played so well in the second half, and showed great, determination and not a little skill, and broke their 5 game losing streak – we’ll not be greedy, well not yet anyway.    😀

Comments welcome.

5 comments so far


    Oct 9, 2008 at 11:05 AM

    Comment #1

    Shame he didn`t come in as JK needs some help with the training.
    Tis a lot to try steer all of these players.
    NUFC on the way up though,good humor in the camp now and Jk will get things going.
    Howay the Lads

  • Estechco

    Oct 9, 2008 at 11:22 AM

    Comment #2


    One down, three to go? :o)

  • Jamie G

    Oct 9, 2008 at 11:39 AM

    Comment #3

    I think Dennis Wise should be proving his worth to the club by helping out with coaching. He showed at leeds and milwall that he is a talented coach, so i think this would seem the easiest option for his buddy Kinnear.

  • ToonRich

    Oct 9, 2008 at 11:41 AM

    Comment #4

    I wouldnt mind seeing some past stars coming back to help with the specialized training…perhaps Ginola, Ferdinand, Pedro and even BIG AL or Asprilla could help out!
    Just a thought lol

  • Scot Lithgow

    Oct 9, 2008 at 12:22 PM

    Comment #5

    Personally I am pleased as never rated him much as a manager.

    We we need more coached what about the ones sat at home on full pay like Terry Mac etc?


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