As we now know, Joe Kinnear has been given the green light to go ahead and strengthen the squad in January, and from what we saw in the second half yesterday, that’s exactly what Joe needs to do.
Joe Kinnear – paid less than other Premier League Managers
Joe insists he is happy to be in the job ,and as he will have seen yesterday and today, there are considerable pressures on the Newcastle manager when results don’t go as expected.
On the other side of the coin though, if he builds Newcastle into a good side, he’ll be worshiped by the fanatical Newcastle fans. It’s a fact that Newcastle fans, and I’m one of them, always over-react. 😀
Today we are depressed on how we let 2 valuable points slip away, but if we had put in a performance in the second half like we did in the first, then everything would have been a winter wonderland – or something like that.
Joe seems to understand that fact, that things are either great or terrible on Tyneside (today they are terrible), and never ordinary, and of course – never boring.
And he seems more than happy to be in the steam oven, (or should that be the cooking pot), also known as the Manager of Newcastle Football Club. In fact he seems to love it.
Ans while he is being paid a lot less than the going rate for a Premier League manager, he doesn’t seem too bothered about the money:
Joe said today:
“When I was given the role last week my financial situation wasn’t even mentioned. But as far as I am concerned this is not about money.”
“Yes it has been tough for me at times since I arrived but I am enjoying every minute of this and while I don’t know how long I am going to be here, when I do go I want to go out with my head held high.”
“However if I do a good job in the next few months perhaps I would ask to have my contract reviewed.”
Newcastle fans will appreciate where Joe is coming from, because it’s nice to have a manager at Newcastle that seems as passionate about the club as the fans are.
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