News today that former Newcastle manager Joe Kinnear is looking to get back into football management.
Joe Kinnear – praying while in charge of Newcastle
Joe talked earlier in the week about his time as Newcastle manager, but after taking over the Magpies in September of 2008, after Kevin Keegan had left the club, Joe suffered more heart problems.
It ended up with him having to have a triple heart bypass in February of 2009, after he took sick before the game at West Brom, which Newcastle won 3-2, one of only seven wins in the season we were relegated, with only 34 points.
Joe is now 65 years old, and says that he is fully recovered from the bypass surgery, and he now wants to get back into the game, as he told the Mirror:
“I’ve just got the all-clear,” “Since I’ve had the triple bypass, I haven’t been that well. Doctor after doctor has advised me to stay away from the game, but I’m bored to be honest.”
“Every week I get more agitated – it’s a nightmare sitting in the stand and watching teams when you’re not involved. Since my second heart attack I’m finding it difficult – I want to go back.”
Joe may want to get back into the game, but surely there’s other ways to do it, that would be far less stressful than managing a football club, which is one of the most stressful jobs you can find.
So he may be okay now, but stress has a very bad effect on the heart as people keep proving, and Joe has already had a few heart attacks in his time.
Getting back into football management just has to be a bad idea for Joe – believe me.