Joe Kinnear has insisted today that he is carrying out his interim job at Newcastle as though he had a long term contract, even though he’s only at the club until new owners come in.
There is uncertainty surrounding the club right now, although some good indications this morning from Keith Harris that the club’s sale could be completed by December, with seven official bidders, of which three are large consortiums with big bucks available.
But there are quite a few games until that time and Joe has a massive opportunity to right the ship before then and it’s a great chance for Joe.
He told the Evening Chronicle today:
“I will do this job in the same way I would had it been a three-year contract.” “I would do things the same no matter how long the contract was.”
“We’re working to improve things on the pitch.” “Football is my life.” “And although I maybe should be a bit sharper sometimes, I call things as I see it.”
“It’s been very enjoyable to be here.”
Kinnear’s first game in charge at Everton last week ended with Newcastle unlucky not to take all 3 points and Joe has that knack of inspiring the players. He is also very good t reading the game and knowing what’s going wrong, or right.
He often proved that at Wimbledon, where he had hardly any money but still put out a very competitive side week after week.
Joe makes his debut this coming Monday and we hope for a full house to welcome Joe to the job, where he’s working his socks off for the club in these dire times.
“It’s the players that deserve all of the credit if we get them.” “I am just guiding them and passing on my experience.” “Chris Hughton has been great.” “And all in all, working with the squad has been great.”
“Of course, I would have liked to be working with Oba Martins and people like Smithy because they are class players.” “And I would love to work with Viduka.” “But that is taken away from me through injury and it is about getting the other key players fit again.”
“People like Jonas Gutierrez and Habib Beye are getting fitter by the day and I hope they are playing against Manchester City.” “That is all I will look for the positives.” “The for sale signs at the club don’t bother me.”
The Manchester City game is being broadcast in many countries around the world, and it’s a good opportunity to welcome Joe to Newcastle, and if we can get that win, then anything can happen from now on, until the sale is complete.
Joe’s aim is to get as many points on the board as possible in his short stay – and that’s exactly what the fans want to see too.