Joe Kinnear has said today that he is not even thinking about signing a new contract to manage the Tyneside club past this summer.
Joe Kinnear – concentrating 100% on keeping Newcastle in Premier League
Joe wants to fully concentrate on trying to keep Newcastle in the Premier League this season. and if he can do that, it would be great news, after what has been one of the worst seasons for a long long time at Newcastle.
The Newcastle United manager said he had been offered a lucrative contract to stay at the club past the summer, but that revelation has coincided with some terrible results in the league and cup recently, and we are without a win in the last 8 games.
But Joe knows that the most important thing with Newcastle fans right now, and if it’s not, it should be, is ensuring we stay in the top flight in the last 14 games of what has been an agonizing season for the Newcastle faithful.
Kinnear talked to the Newcastle Evening Chronicle today:
“We’ve agreed the contract and it’s there on the table.” “And we’ve had a meeting about the future of the club.”
“But we came to the conclusion that the best decision to make was to get round the table again at the end of the season.”
“We have talked about what is the best way to take Newcastle forward.”
“I’ve had a fantastic offer, but we shook hands on it and said we would address it at the end of the season.”
“It’s all about survival.” “Before the club can take the next step it’s about us cementing ourselves in the Premier League.”
Joe is absolutely right to concentrate on keeping the club in the Premier League, because as we’ve said many times before, relegation would be the worst thing that could happen to the club.
We would need to sell all our high wage earners, as we just couldn’t afford them without the world-wide TV royalties that we get now as a Premier League club.
We hope all Newcastle fans will get behind Joe and the players through the end of the season, for the good of the club.
If and when we are clear of relegation worries, we can all start concentrating on the summer, and next season.
The good news is that the Newcastle Evening Chronicle is reporting today that 20 year-old Michael Johnson of Manchester City is more than happy to join Newcastle in the summer.
If he does join us that would be a good start to the summer transfer window.