Joe Kinnear has voiced a little frustration at his situation at the Tyneside club, since it’s obvious he has no idea, like the rest of us, about what is going on with the sale of Newcastle United.
Joe Kinnear – has no idea how long he’ll be at Newcastle
Joe talked to the Times last night:
“What I have to do is see how popular I become or how well I do while I am here and then I have got to ask someone, ‘hey I’ve got to start thinking of my own future now,’”
“Is a long-term contract going to be offered to me?”
“If no, I am not sure whether I can continue to work month after month after month, so yes, I would like a bit more security, I suppose.”
Kinnear knows that what happens with the sale of the Newcastle club will impact his future at the club, but it is now over two weeks since we last heard from Keith Harris, Chairman of Seymour Pierce Bank, who are handling the sale for owner Mike Ashley.
“I knew it could take a minimum of two months to sell the club and a maximum of three, so really I picture myself here for three months,”
“We’ll look at the situation after that, if it is not resolved.”
Joe was then asked if there could come a time when he may be obliged to look after his own interests and Joe answered:
“Yeah, you can write that,” he said. “Absolutely right. There is going to come a point.”
This situation is unsettling to everybody associated with the club, including the players and the fans, as well as Joe and the coaching staff. We think it about time that the club, or Keith Harris on their behalf, tells us what exactly is the status of the sale of the club.
But if the club is being as communicative as it has been since Derek Llambias took over – we’ll not hold our breath. The lack of communications these last few months has been nothing short of an insult to both fans and players alike.
The level of communication from the club has been worse than terrible.
It now looks like Joe Kinnear also has no idea what is happening.