If there a daft story in the papers it must be Sunday.
Joe Kinnear – laughs off reports he is interested in Sunderland job
And that has been true today again as Joe Kinnear has just laughed off stories that he has applied for the Sunderland job.
Joe Kinnear watched his Newcastle United side extend their unbeaten run to six games this afternoon, with a good 2-1 victory over Tottenham Hotspur, and will no doubt have a nice Xmas this year.
Although the lads on Thursday will be in preparation for the Boxing Day game at Wigan, which is of course important for the team, and we have to have a decent chance of making that three wins on the trot, not to get too greedy, of course.
Joe was asked about the reports that linked him with the Sunderland manager job today and Joe said:
“I think somebody has been at the Christmas sherry to be honest!”
“Every week there’s been a different story since I arrived.” “I know nothing about them or where people get this stuff from.”
“Every day something is a headline in this part of the world.”
“It’s something you have to live with but it’s not a distraction to me in any way.”
“I’m at Newcastle and I love it and enjoy it and nothing is going to distract me from the job I’m doing.”
“I’m delighted to be here and I’m very proud to be here.”
Good words from Joe, and it’s obvious to most Newcastle fans, that the Irishman has the best job he’s ever had, and he just loves it at Newcastle United, and it’s really good to see that.
We think Joe wouldn’t have believed, in mid-September, that he would be managing the Newcastle club, now 12th in the league, to some good success of late.
Funny thing this game of football, as Joe will no doubt agree.