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.