Joe Kinnear Could Become Newcastle’s Director Of Football


If Joe Kinnear is unable to come back and manage Newcastle United, because of ill health news today that Newcastle will offer him the position of Director Of Football.

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Joe Kinnear – will be offered Senior position at Newcastle

Joe Kinnear is still recovering from his triple heart bypass operation and will have an important battery of tests a week tomorrow, and the results of those will  determine whether can come back to start managing Newcastle again.

But at the end of this season, Joe will need to decide if he wants to accept the two year manager deal that has been offered to him by the Newcastle Board.

There are several things Joe will need to consider, such as whether his family will want to move to Tyneside, and also whether he feels (or more importantly his family feel) the very stressful job of Newcastle manager is one he should be taking on after his health problems.

There’s no doubt that Joe gets on well with the current ownership at Newcastle, and has already developed a love for the club, and has not been shy in praising the Newcastle club or the fans, and he’s often said how proud he is to be the current manager. If only the players had the same pride that Joe shows for Newcastle, we wouldn’t be in the mess wer’e in.

We think Joe is more than a positive influence at Newcastle, and he is well suited to a role upstairs as he has links all over the world with various scouts. He would make a good Director Of Football, or the like, and maybe even replace Dennis Wise this summer.

A senior Newcastle source (probably Derek Llmabias would be our guess) said:

“Joe Kinnear will have some role at the club come what may. If it’s not in the manager’s role, then he will be offered a position upstairs.”

There could be advantages to that position for Joe, because he could continue to live in Hertfordshire, as Dennis Wise continues to live in London.

We think Joe could do more than a decent job at Newcastle for a couple of seasons, and at least get us into the top half of the table, and maybe even then Newcastle will want to keep him on board.

Certainly we like Joe Kinnear, and it’s always nice to have someone at the club who loves working there.

The main thing right now is to hope that Joe comes through his tests a week tomorrow, and if he does come back, we trust the Newcastle supporters will cut the Dublin-born manager some slack.

It’s not many people who would give everything they have for the Newcastle cause, then have a triple bypass surgery, and still be so enthusistic to return to manage the club, and all in one season.

Let’s support the players and Joe Kinnear, who seems dedicated to saving Newcastle this season – aren’t we all?

Comments welcome.



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23 comments so far

  • workyticket

    Mar 29, 2009 at 11:12 AM

    Comment #1

    “The main thing right now is to hope that Joe comes through his tests a week tomorrow, and if he does come back, we trust the Newcastle supporters will cut the Dublin-born manager some slack.”

    The idiots didn’t even cut Bobby Robson any slack. Why would they do it for Joe?

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  • sirjasontoon

    Mar 29, 2009 at 11:22 AM

    Comment #2

    Joe will be a good manager in the 2nd divison so bring him back when we drop out the championship next season.

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  • Wigaz

    Mar 29, 2009 at 11:27 AM

    Comment #3

    We are just a total shambles! Ed I think you do a great Job at trying to give us something to get excited about but lets face it there aint. We will be extremely lucky to stay in the prem & under the current stewardship of Ashley & Co we are only going one place, down! If only we had been bought by somebody else. I cant even sum up how livid i am that Ashley owns such a wonderful club & does nothing but piss all over it. Truly is Dark times mags.

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  • JP...from The Rock

    Mar 29, 2009 at 11:34 AM

    Comment #4

    Wigaz- I agree.

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  • BlacknWhite Barmy

    Mar 29, 2009 at 12:01 PM

    Comment #5

    If he loves working here so much – why does he still live doon sooth??

    DoF, Manager, kit man – I dont care how you dress it up he is not up to the job – poor tactics, no real motivation, and a F5$%”& liability at the best of times

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  • Stardust

    Mar 29, 2009 at 12:06 PM

    Comment #6

    Wigaz – it is dark times I agree – cowards for fans are showing their true colours.

    We have a large contingent of morons supporting us, who dont cut any slack to anyone, irrespective of their intentions.

    When I see comments like yours, I see the positives of relegation – hopefully the likes of you will leave the club if we go down.

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  • JP...from The Rock

    Mar 29, 2009 at 12:21 PM

    Comment #7

    There are no positives from relegation. We go down and Fat Ashley will still be here and most of our players will leave. Lets just support the team to the end in hope that they start to get results against lesser teams starting with Stoke! A Chelsea win would be fantastic.

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  • JP...from The Rock

    Mar 29, 2009 at 12:24 PM

    Comment #8

    A win against Chelsea on Saturday would be fantastic I mean 😛 but the Stoke game is The Match of the Season imo.

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  • Wigaz

    Mar 29, 2009 at 12:24 PM

    Comment #9

    Stardust opinions are like arseholes everybody has got one & thats mine. It’s not a queston of being moronic i’ll still support the toon but I dont like the way the current ownership do things & also we have a lot of players who just cant do it anymore or will never do it. If having that view makes me a moron then so be it, but I aint alone in that view surely.

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  • batty

    Mar 29, 2009 at 12:31 PM

    Comment #10

    wigaz yes your right m8 and we know who the biggest is dont we it starts with an S and ends in a T can you guess m8

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  • Stardust

    Mar 29, 2009 at 12:42 PM

    Comment #11

    Wigaz – I am always in favour of views and debate – but I think that only constructive criticism ever changes or achieves anything.

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  • bowburnmag

    Mar 29, 2009 at 12:42 PM

    Comment #12

    Wigaz isn’t alone if me and my mates are anything to go by. Let’s say for the sake of argument that relegation would teach some Newcastle fans a little humility. Even then it’s only likely to be the more arrogant of the generation who have been spoiled by the Keegan and Robson eras. One part of me thinks it would be a bit of a jolly to be back down there though I expect the novelty might soon wear thin. I just like following the town (or at least I will when I start going back when my boots are hung up next season) and enjoying the footy. If it’s in the second tier then so be it. But I’m still miffed at the way the club has been run. Our name has been dragged through the mud and I still lay the blame at the door of the regime. They neither planned properly or reacted properly at key times. Then came the disrespect and disdain. I wait with baited breath for improvements but I fear relegation would be the nail in the coffin for this club.

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  • buddy

    Mar 29, 2009 at 1:14 PM

    Comment #13

    ed,
    i realise you are the eternal optimist and thats great but come on you dont actually believe joe kinnear could ever lead us to the top half of the table? he couldnt lead man u’s squad to the top of the table. he is an utterly incompetent manager. one of the big reasons for our demise since bobby robson is our succesive appointments of sub standard managers(bar SA). souness is a cack manager, roeder is not even championship standard. this sentamenality people seem to have about JFK is similar to what people had for roeder. Roeder was never gonna do well with us, he was in a win-win situation akin to JFK at the moment. JFK has had no real pressure(bar the self created). If he does well, he gets a job out of the blue(newcastle was his only option to return to management). If he fails miserably(like he has) and lead us into a relegation scrap people still blindly praise him. We have all these talented players(albeit a lot of mercenaries) yet we are stil shocking and still play shocking long ball football which gets us nowhere. One has to ask, are the guys even coaching our players(ALL 3 stooges, hughton and calder’dead’wood included), we have had zero improvement in any sort of style or individual play all year. What the hell are these guys doing? We need a mass clear out of coaching staff as well as playing or this horrible downward spiral will simply continue

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  • JoeColl87

    Mar 29, 2009 at 1:16 PM

    Comment #14

    BlacknWhite Barmy // Mar 29, 2009 at 12:01 PM

    “If he loves working here so much – why does he still live doon sooth??”

    He actually rents a house near Jesmond Dene at the minute

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  • murvar

    Mar 29, 2009 at 2:31 PM

    Comment #15

    This is an astonishing show of confidence in a man whose only impact at the club came from his tirade against the press. His record is awful. He is not up to the job. He is a sick man and he does not deserve to have the grief that goes with his job. Thank you for all your hard work Joe – but please don’t come back. Go off and scout players for us by all means but don’t come near the dressing room or training pitch. Please. Please!

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  • Stuart79

    Mar 29, 2009 at 2:49 PM

    Comment #16

    When a player comes out and says these things you can’t argue with it. (Not even stardust)

    The players know how bad it is, that’s why the likes of Given and Milner have left.

    We don’t know what is going on behind closed doors, we only have our league position as a guide to the way the club is being run. So it would appear it’s a shambles!

    Supporters don’t get a club relegated! Poor decisions, poor player investment and poor managers get clubs relegated!

    You can’t argue with facts- Facts are were 3rd from bottom. That’s what happens when you sell better players and bring poor ones in as a replacement!

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  • workyticket

    Mar 29, 2009 at 3:06 PM

    Comment #17

    murvar // Mar 29, 2009 at 2:31 PM

    “His record is awful. He is not up to the job.”

    His record was about the same as Keegan’s murvar. So would you say that Keegan was ‘awful’ and ‘not up to the job’ too? Or are you just being completely unfair on Kinnear?

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  • workyticket

    Mar 29, 2009 at 3:11 PM

    Comment #18

    Keegan: 24 points in 21 games.

    Kinnear: 25 points in 23 games.

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  • Jan Stavik

    Mar 29, 2009 at 3:32 PM

    Comment #19

    Kinnear as director of football?!!! Amazing news.

    I hope this is a joke.

    Kinnear should retire in the summer, he’s not needed in Newcastle anymore.

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  • ronaldeano

    Mar 29, 2009 at 5:21 PM

    Comment #20

    @Stardust

    you are so full of shit its unbelivable

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  • Hugh de Payen

    Mar 30, 2009 at 7:09 AM

    Comment #21

    Perhaps they want JK to preside over our slip into administration after we’re relegated.

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  • lesh

    Mar 30, 2009 at 7:47 AM

    Comment #22

    Stardust // Mar 29, 2009 at 12:42 PM

    said….. “Wigaz – I am always in favour of views and debate – but I think that only constructive criticism ever changes or achieves anything”.

    Stardsust, you were exposed as a complete charlatan, a wazzock, last week and you still persist! Will you ever learn?

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  • Tom_Toon

    Mar 30, 2009 at 9:58 AM

    Comment #23

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