Kinnear Signs On For Another Month At Newcastle


It’s 4 weeks since the announcement that Joe Kinnear would become interim manager at Newcastle United.

Joe Kinnear arriving 4 weeks ago – on 26th September

Kinnear’s initial deal had been set to expire at the end of October, after just four games in charge.

But the sale of the club by Newcastle owner Mike Ashley has yet to go through, however there is news today that negotiations are continuing with some potential buyers.  Kinnear has been rewarded for the team’s improved performances with another deal, which is now until the end of November.  Good for Joe.

The 61-year-old Irishman, born in Dublin, is unbeaten in the two games he has been in charge.  But those two draws were well earned. coming back from two goals down at Everton, and coming back from one goal down against Man City, and with just 10 men. With some luck Newcastle could have won both games.

Joe has certainly reinvigorated the side, and has the players playing with passion again – which is great to see.

Kinnear will experience his first Tyne-Wear derby as manager when Newcastle visit Sunderland on Saturday, and he had the official team photo of the team taken yesterday afternoon.

Joe talked about his contract today:

“I will be signing a new contract, but it will be for another month.”

“It’s a monthly situation because I know they are in talks – who with, I have no idea – but they are in talks and what they are doing.”

“it is just like a rolling contract, one month after another month, and then take it from there.”

We’re not sure if Joe is paid by the game, or by the actual calendar time he’s at the club, but in any case we’re sure he’s being very well compensated for taking on a very difficult job, in which he’s performed very well so far.

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23 comments so far

  • lesh

    Oct 24, 2008 at 10:48 AM

    Comment #1

    Sounds sensible and it appears to be a win-win for Joe and hopefully for NUFC.

    Best of luck Joe.

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  • AshSays

    Oct 24, 2008 at 10:59 AM

    Comment #2

    just wish he was a few years younger, if he does well (starting with a win tomorrow 😉 and gets a permanent deal, he’ll be a short term fix, a bit like bobby robson.

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  • mark stafford

    Oct 24, 2008 at 11:15 AM

    Comment #3

    A permanent contract should not be an option, I am sure we went though this with Roeder and a few good result early on. He is doing a great job but a long term successor must be the no1 priority when the new owners arrive!

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  • neeraj

    Oct 24, 2008 at 11:46 AM

    Comment #4

    sign him up, atleast for this season

    if he does well, then it would be pointless to remove him and bring in a new face

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  • Chris G

    Oct 24, 2008 at 12:01 PM

    Comment #5

    Let’s not forget that if a billionaire doesn’t buy the club soon, we will have a very ordinary squad in january. Joe worked wonders with Wimbledon, so maybe he’s exactly the kind of manager that we need to keep.

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  • Rich

    Oct 24, 2008 at 12:23 PM

    Comment #6

    at this rate, he will be our longest standing manager!!

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  • skin d

    Oct 24, 2008 at 12:26 PM

    Comment #7

    not getting carried away but well done joe,good luck 3 points tomorrow joe .

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  • Ganiyu

    Oct 24, 2008 at 12:52 PM

    Comment #8

    Jj-pls what is the name of the patch

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  • Ausgeordie

    Oct 24, 2008 at 1:05 PM

    Comment #9

    Stuff it I like him. He strike me as roeder with balls

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  • lesh

    Oct 24, 2008 at 1:19 PM

    Comment #10

    Should a new owner come in, there’ll not be a manager available to appoint mid season so it makes sense to me to let Joe run until the end of the season, at least.

    But NUFC would not appoint on that basis if the club’s under consideration by a potential buyer.

    All in all, a month-by-month’s the best option all rou

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  • lesh

    Oct 24, 2008 at 1:21 PM

    Comment #11

    Should a new owner come in, there’ll not be a manager available to appoint mid season so it makes sense to me to let Joe run until the end of the season, at least.

    But NUFC would not appoint on that basis if the club’s under consideration by a potential buyer.

    All in all, a month-by-month’s the best option all round as it’ll give Joe a chance to re-establish his credibility as a manager and we all hope, get a few results for us too – starting at Sunderland? Who knows?

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  • Geordie Jayne

    Oct 24, 2008 at 1:26 PM

    Comment #12

    Are we really being Sold I just don’t know. It will be interesting to see what the fans say after the result tomorrow.

    For me Joe is not the way forward just for the time being

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  • ryan peacock

    Oct 24, 2008 at 1:31 PM

    Comment #13

    joe kinnear is the man for the job for next 2 months then IF the new owners want a ”big name” then bring him in just before january and back him but joes doing well atm.

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  • Ganiyu

    Oct 24, 2008 at 1:34 PM

    Comment #14

    Does any1 know how to install football manager 08 manually

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  • lesh

    Oct 24, 2008 at 1:35 PM

    Comment #15

    joe kinnear is the man for the job for next 2 months then IF the new owners want a ”big name” then bring him in just before january and back him but joes doing well atm.

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    ryan peacock // Oct 24, 2008 at 13:31

    C’mon man, do you know of any top class managers twiddling their thumbs?

    End of the season makes more sense.

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  • lesh

    Oct 24, 2008 at 1:37 PM

    Comment #16

    Hey Ganyiu, you seem to be preparing yourself for the job! Put your CV in early

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  • Ganiyu

    Oct 24, 2008 at 1:47 PM

    Comment #17

    Not funny.but i would take the job and put the squad on sale

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  • blitziouz

    Oct 24, 2008 at 2:06 PM

    Comment #18

    FGS buy the club alraidy …. put big al in charge or dick advacat sell the lot exept jonas colo beye taylor given harps and martins splash the cash 😀

    (gk) Given
    (RB) Beye
    (cb) Collocini
    (cb) Canavaro
    (lb) Lahm
    (RM) Jonas
    (CM) Deigo
    (CM) Guthrie
    (lm) Mcgeady
    (FW) Martins
    (st) Ibrahimovic

    If this happens il show my arse in fenwicks window

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  • Edd Case

    Oct 24, 2008 at 2:33 PM

    Comment #19

    He’s a breath of fresh air and clearly a good man manager.

    Best of luck Joe, you’ve got my vote.

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  • ObaFan2

    Oct 24, 2008 at 2:38 PM

    Comment #20

    Geordie Jayne, (hi 🙂 )I agree with you, don’t trust this Ashley one little bit and after two draws we’ve played well at times but JFK’s only interim.

    Sell up and let our club progress Ashley, aslong as he’s hanging around we will remain in limbo, another wasted season, unless this time we get the right owner and the right manager in place.

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  • Who is Derek Llambias?

    Oct 24, 2008 at 2:40 PM

    Comment #21

    might be worth running the ‘Do You Want Kevin Keegan Back as Manager Under The New Owners?’ poll again Ed.
    I certainly dont want the half-wit back…. yet again

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  • magsie

    Oct 24, 2008 at 2:44 PM

    Comment #22

    keep reading the “Big Name” reference regarding managers yet were`nt Dalglish, Guillet, Souness all big names but were crap!
    If in the next month JFK does a good job then they should give him a season in my opinion.

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  • JakartaDean

    Oct 24, 2008 at 7:33 PM

    Comment #23

    I like him more and more. From a low start, I admit, but he’s been doing everything the team needs, at least in the short term.

    Colour me happy.

    Dean

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