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.
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?