There is news in the Sunday Express today that Joe Kinnear may be interested in taking the Sunderland job, if he was offered it.
Joe Kinnear – interested in Sunderland job?
But we don’t think that will ever happen, although you cannot blame Joe for trying to secure a long term deal for himself, and it seems he would just love staying in the North-East.
He eats and breathes football and he’s in the right company at Newcastle, where most fans are exactly the same, and we think he must like living in the area.
And Sunderland fans are passionate too, much more so than in his native south. When you look at the two top North East clubs, Newcastle and Sunderland are very similar, with Newcastle obviously the bigger and better one. 😀
But as we’ve said before we’d like Sunderland to be successful, because it’s great for the North East area and actually good for Newcastle too, because we can then beat them twice a season, as long as they stay in the Premier League.
But Joe Kinnear is well aware that his days at St. James’ Park could be quickly ended if the club is sold anytime from now until the summer.
He also is not on a very lucrative deal at Newcastle, and could get a better and longer deal somewhere else, especially because he has really proved he is a solid and knowledgeable manager, who can operate a club both on and off the field.
He has been the glue that’s keeping Newcastle United together right now, as it seems like all our four players will sign their new contracts.
We should never forget what a great job Joe Kinnear has done, and is doing at Newcastle, whatever happens to him long term. He came in when the club was on its knees and he’s revived both the players and the fans, and he can’t talk enough about how gerat the clubs and its fans are. When he first came he lifted the whole place about waxing lyrical about The Newcastle United Football Club, and then blasted Simon Bird of The Daily Mirror.
We all realized we were a great club, just in a lot of difficulty.
Joe told the Sunday Express today:
“Mike has already mentioned the possibility of staying on if the club is not sold. He said I’m here as long as he was here.”
“We’ve spoken about the future and he said, ‘If I can’t sell we have to start talking about next year’.”
“So I said, ‘We’ll start talking about bringing in players and looking forward to next season with a stronger squad’, and he’s pretty optimistic.”
There’s a possibility that Mike may not be able to sell the club, and if Joe keeps improving the side, and bringing in good new players, the fans will want Joe to stay, and maybe will bury the hatchet with Mike Ashley, although we’re not sure that can happen.
But we still remember what happened to Glenn Roeder, who had a terrific record in the 2005-2006 season after he took over from Graeme Souness in February, and won six of our last seven games, but then wasn’t too good the next season, and was sacked.
We hope this isn’t a flash in the pan from Joe, although it doesn’t seem to be.
If only Mike Ashley would come out and say something to Newcastle fans, even if it’s just what he tells the press, after all we are human.
Yes – we know, that will surprise a lot of people. 😀
A win against Spurs today and we’ll be flying high, that’s for sure.
Howay The Lads!!