Bad news has just been issued by the Newcastle United site regarding manager Joe Kinnear.
Joe Kinnear – feeling unwell – in hospital
Joe Kinnear is in hospital and will now miss Newcastle United’s away game at West Brom today.
A club statement said that Kinnear was “unwell” going into Newcastle’s crucial clash this afternoon wuth the team that are bottom of the league.
An NUFC spokesman said:
“On Saturday morning Joe Kinnear reported feeling unwell ahead of the game at West Brom.”
“After being examined by the club’s medical staff Joe was taken to hospital as a precautionary measure where he remains under observation.”
“Joe will miss the game with Chris Hughton taking charge.”
As we have said many times, Joe looked terrible last week on the sidelines against Sunderland.
There’s no doubt that Joe is giving everything he has (and probably more) to the Newcastle cause, as he battles to save the club from relegation.
But this could well raise doubts about his overall health, and the uncertainty of his health being up to the rigors of managing Newcastle, which is hardly easy.
Joe has a heart attack on the sidelines 10 years ago at a Wimbledon game, and was forced to take time off.
We wish Joe all the very best.
Right lads, let’s win this game for Joe, and that will make him feel a lot better.