For those Newcastle fans that were hoping Joe Kinnear would rest up before he returns to managing Newcastle full time – think again.
Joe Kinnear – getting his point over
Kinnear has revealed today that he still talks to the Newcastle coaching staff every single day, as he does his very best, even though he is still in rehabilitation, of saving Newcastle United this season.
Joe still has three weeks left of his rehabilitation, before returning to prepare for the Stoke game, in a restricted capacity. Kinnear will also be offered a two year contract at the club by owner Mike Ashley, with assistants Chris Hughton and Colin Calderwood also part of that deal.
It would be good if we can sign Colin Calderwood for the next two years, because he seems to have taken to Tyneside, like a duck to water, and the word on him, is that he’s an excellent coach.
Kinnear talked today about the decision he will make on that contract:
“The big decision time will be in the summer. First I need to keep Newcastle up and know I am going to be fit enough for the job going forward.”
“If all goes to plan and I continue to make the same progress, I’m assuming the specialist will give me the OK and it will be all-clear for the Tottenham game on April 18.”
“We’ll be safe if we win our home games. It looks like a big name could go down, but it’s in our hands.”
“We have a potentially tricky run-in with Liverpool and Aston Villa away, but every other club down there has a hard fixture list.”
“I talk to the coaching staff, Chrissy Hughton and Colin Calderwood, every day.” “But it is not the same as being there.”
The danger with Joe is that he’ll come back too early, and we don’t want that to happen – so even if Newcastle are in dire straits, we cannot allow Joe to come back too early.
Newcastle’s position in the Premier League is important, but not as important as human life, however hard that may be to understand for some of our fans. 😀