It seems that Joe Kinnear is not as daft as some people may have thought.
Mike Ashley – what are his real plans for Newcastle United?
There are a lot of questions about why Joe Kinnear wouldn’t just sign the two and a half year contract that Mike Ashley has offered him, since he has said often it is the best job he’ll ever get in football.
Well it seems, maybe after all the goings on with Sam Allardyce and particularly Kevin Keegan, Joe doesn’t exactly completely trust what Mike Ashley’s ambitions are for the club.
Well – would you believe it. 😀
Kinnear – who suggested he would only stay on Tyneside if there was money to spend – told the Evening Chronicle today:
“I have to be aware of which direction the club wants to go in.” “People say we’re too good to go down, but from the day I walked in here nothing’s changed.
“We’re fighting a relegation battle.” “I knew that from day one, but I didn’t expect to be in this position with so many horrendous long-term injuries.”
“I sit down and talk to them (Ashley and Llambias) about my ideas. I want to bring my own players in.”
“There’s a fair amount of players we need at the moment, and I want to make sure I’m in a position to do that.” “We need to look at the situation and say ‘where do we go from here?’”
“That’s the only thing I need to sort out.” “Can I bring in the players I want – and can I get rid of the players that I don’t want?”
“It’s a fantastic club, there’s no question about that, but we need to give the fans what they want.” “I’ve got (an offer of) two- and-a-half years and I’m just mulling it over.
“I’ll make that decision later on. I’ve got it in writing, and am quite happy with everything else, but there’s one or two things I want to sort out.”
The doubt and uncertainty that surrounds the Newcastle United football club right now is just completely uncalled for, and why Mike Ashley doesn’t come out and clarify what’s happening at Newcastle, and tell the fans exactly what he wants to do with the club is now completely beyond us.
Say something Mike to the Newcastle United fans – please – it’s in your best interests.