Interim Newcastle manager Joe Kinnear confirmed tonight he is hoping to keep the Newcastle manager’s job for just as long as he can.
Joe Kinnear – got memorable performance tonight from his players
This followed a monumental display of courage by his Newcastle side tonight, who were dubiously reduced to 10 men by referee Rob Styles, after sending Beye off after 14 minutes and awarding Manchester City a penalty, which Robinho easily scored from.
But Newcastle fought back and after 63 minutes took the lead after Ameobi scored just before half time, and then Richard Dunne put through his own goal after 18 minutes of the second half.
After the game Kinnear told Setanta Sports:
“It’s up to the people that come and buy it but of course I do (want to stay).” “I’d like to hang onto it for as long as possible. It’s probably the best club I’ve worked at and I want to make the most of it.”
“It was a fantastic performance from 10 men,” “I couldn’t ask for more. We were totally committed, played some decent football and created more of the clear-cut chances.”
“I thought we’d just about hold on but there were a lot of tired legs. The good thing was we didn’t get beaten and we’ve come out of it with a lot of credit and a point.”
This is probably the best squad Joe has ever managed in his management career, and Kevin Keegan found out there’s a lot of quality in the squad when players are fit – even though the squad is too small. If Joe can continue getting performances out of the lads like tonight, the new owners may well decide to give Joe the job through the end of the season, and see how he does.
That will give just a little stability to Newcastle United after 4 managers in the last 17 months.
What do you think?