We reported earlier today that Joe Kinnear could surprisingly become the new Newcastle manager.
Joe Kinnear – to be announced manager on Monday?
We said that this morning, because yesterday the betting on Kinnear as the new Newcastle manager tightened significantly, so we thought there may be something going on there.
Certainly Ashley is expected to decide one way or the other this weekend, whether he will keep the Newcastle club, and the odds on that unfortunately have to be he will keep the Tyneside club.
And the Times is reporting now that David O’Leary is no longer in contention to become the next manager of Newcastle United.
Now the Daily Express is reporting that Mike Ashley will give Kinnear the Newcastle manager job this Monday, as presumably he has failed to get a good enough offer from Newcastle businessman Barry Moat, for the club.
This could mean Mike keeping the club for at least one year, and then we may have to go through another summer like this one (next year) – where Mike for the 3rd time tries to sell the club – just think of that!
We would hope that by next summer Newcastle will be back in the Premier League, but then Mike could put the club in danger of staying there, if he repeats his antics of this summer.
Is there no way of ridding ourselves of this owner?
Maybe tomorrow the fans can let him know what we think of everything he’s done over these last 12 months, when he’s just decimated our club.
We have nothing against Joe as a manager, but this seems like a step backwards, and will hardly to be greeted with much joy from the Newcastle supporters.
However, we still believe that if Joe hadn’t had his heart problems, we would have survived last season in the Premier League.
If he’s installed as manager, we’ll have to hope that Kinnear brings in a bevy of new players in August, so our squad is both big enough and good enough for the rigors of a 46 game Championship season.