The news in the last couple of days that Joe Kinnear is being linked with a return to Newcastle United as manager, is pure paper talk.
Joe Kinnear while on Tyneside
The Daily Mirror is reporting that Chris Hughton is in danger of the sack, and that Joe Kinnear would be the one to be brought in, if Chris fails to prove he can manage successfully in the Premier League.
It’s probably true that former manager Joe Kinnear would love to return to St James’ Park (who wouldn’t?), but we wonder whether ever going back into football management would be the right thing for Joe to do, given his long history of heart problems.
Chris Hughton should and will be given ample time to prove he can also be successful in the Premier League, as he was last season in the Championship, and there is every indication he can do just that.
With just a little bit of luck Newcastle would have had more than the 8 points they have picked up from their first 8 league games, and in our relegation season two years ago, the side had just 6 points at this same time, from the first 8 league games,.
But 4 of those points came against Man United and Bolton in our first two league games of the season, and before Keegan left the club in early September.
A win on Saturday is all the club needs to steady the ship just a little bit.