Newcastle To Restructure And Introduce New Director Of Football


The Mirror is reporting today that our former manager Joe Kinnear, who had a heart problem in February of 2009, and couldn’t continue as Newcastle manager, could be making a surprise comeback to the club as Director Of Football.

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Joe Kinnear – when Newcastle manager – 2008-2009

That’s the surprise news today, but the bigger question is what duties will the Director of Football have – and the last time we had one of those it was Dennis Wise, who was responsible for recruitment of senior players and youngsters – but that role has largely been taken up by Chief Scout Graham Carr – with some success we may add.

And back in August of 2009, Dennis forgot to tell then manager Kevin Keegan that he was bringing in some new players,  which led to the earthquake at Newcastle that saw Kevin leave the club in September of 2008, our relegation season.

Joe is now 66 and still has that heart condition, so it may not be too wise (excuse the pun) to take on too much of a stressful job – assuming the news that he could become Director of Football may even be true.

The news seems to be that Newcastle are restructuring the organization, and bringing in a Director of Football who would usually be responsible for scouting.

We suppose in that case Graham Carr would report into the Director of Football, who presumably would be at the same level as manager Alan Pardew, and report into managing Director Derek LLambias.

But it was no secret that both Mike Ashley and Derek LLambias both had a soft spot for Joe, who did his very best to save Newcastle – and we think we would have stayed up if Joe had not had that heart problem just before we smashed West Brom 3-2 on the road.

But the initial reaction to Newcastle fans to this story is not positive.

The bigger question in this story is what will the new roles be at the club – and what’s the specific purpose and benefit of introducing a Director of Football – which was a complete disaster when Dennis Wise was in that position.

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490 comments so far

  • DS_NUFC

    Jun 16, 2013 at 4:41 PM

    Comment #1

    The cockney mafia is extending once again

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  • p

    Jun 16, 2013 at 4:42 PM

    Comment #2

    This is bs

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  • MacToon

    Jun 16, 2013 at 4:42 PM

    Comment #3

    The bigger question for me is wtf are they doing to our club!

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  • DS_NUFC

    Jun 16, 2013 at 4:45 PM

    Comment #4

    i really wouldn’t be surprised if pards get sacked half way through the season to be replayed by jfk till the end of season and den he will sign an 8 yr contract BACKWARDS

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  • toon22

    Jun 16, 2013 at 4:45 PM

    Comment #5

    Must be a wind up,he almost died last time with a heart problem has been out of football for years and has absolutly no contacts in the game worth ringing.Exactly what will be the skill he brings to the club?

    The guys a tool and an utter joke..might as well be Souness.

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  • DevonToon

    Jun 16, 2013 at 4:46 PM

    Comment #6

    If we all close our eyes and pretend we never seen the kinnear director of football link maybe it will go away?

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  • Rotonda heights

    Jun 16, 2013 at 4:46 PM

    Comment #7

    This makes me sick to the stomach. Any sympathy i ever had for Ashley has been shredded. How is this even allowed to happen.

    2 dark age dinosaurs in our manager and D.O.F with a total creep as chairman and the tackiest sponsor going? It’s jobs for the boys and it absolutely stinks.

    Any hope Torq and Proud had given me about a technical adviser from Belgium and PEA and De Jong coming have all gone up in smoke. Never ever been this depressed. It’s a new all time low.

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  • Belfast

    Jun 16, 2013 at 4:47 PM

    Comment #8

    Jobs for the boys

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  • eaststandgeordie1982

    Jun 16, 2013 at 4:48 PM

    Comment #9

    Facking peed of with this like

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  • Rotonda heights

    Jun 16, 2013 at 4:48 PM

    Comment #10

    Only thing is boycott and hit them in the pocket. only thing that will ever change what these vile individuals are doing to my club.

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  • Toon1978

    Jun 16, 2013 at 4:49 PM

    Comment #11

    Dear god. The nightmare could return.

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  • toon22

    Jun 16, 2013 at 4:49 PM

    Comment #12

    You can just see JK talking to the cream of young footballing talent from all over the world…
    Imho its a non story,we might get a director of football but it wont be this guy.MA is intent of making money from buying and selling players,this guys has no chance of making MA money.

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  • marco polo

    Jun 16, 2013 at 4:50 PM

    Comment #13

    Where is torq…? He said a foreign coach/DOF was coming in……….

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  • TurkishFan101

    Jun 16, 2013 at 4:50 PM

    Comment #14

    I hope Torq and Proud were not winding us up about this Technical Director Of Football and saying we were looking for one in Belgium to make us feel goof before letting us know what they were really hiding from us. We would be in Belgium for one reason and that is to get some players in. This is why I don’t like getting my hopes up, I was so happy when I heard we were going for a technical director of football but only to get it smashed into million pieces of glass and dropping on-top of it laid in blood.

    Torq and Proud, thanks for filling us fans with hope for our club, but I for one wont ever be listening to ITK’s anymore unless I see it on SkySports.

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  • toon22

    Jun 16, 2013 at 4:50 PM

    Comment #15

    Now if they said Houiler that could work imo

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  • Belfast

    Jun 16, 2013 at 4:51 PM

    Comment #16

    Pardews replacement if things don’t improve. That’s the only possible explanation I can think off.

    Laughing stock like.

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  • DevonToon

    Jun 16, 2013 at 4:53 PM

    Comment #17

    Yea toon22 its gotta be a wind up! … Some kids laughin his cock off, cos hes fed lee ryder some bull. I thought nufc only really spoke to skysports bout stuff, I will believe it when I see it on the breaking news ticker

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  • Toon1978

    Jun 16, 2013 at 4:55 PM

    Comment #18

    Ashelys middle name should be “ambition” He’s like bloody Dell boy. Constantly putting his foot in it. Hope this is rubbish!!!

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  • tynesidetommo

    Jun 16, 2013 at 4:56 PM

    Comment #19

    JFK was a waste of space back then. We don’t need this idiot back on Tyneside. I always give Ashley credit for never making the same mistake twice so I’m putting this done to our chief executive deliberately having some fun at the expense of Simon Bird at the Mirror.

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  • Rotonda heights

    Jun 16, 2013 at 4:56 PM

    Comment #20

    Kinnear, who has been out of work since he quit as Newcastle’s manager, will take overall responsibility for the Academy and much of the football administration work currently done by Llambias.
    He is also expected to work closely with manager Alan Pardew and chief scout Graham Carr to help shape the first team squad, despite his apparent lack of involvement in the game over the last four years.

    Administration – god help us the guy’s barely literate!!!
    Scouting players – watch Carr pack his bags !!

    Swansea – Laudrup, Southampton – Pochettino,
    Us Laurel and Hardy. You couldn’t make it up. How much misery can Ashley bring to one cub.

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  • Rotonda heights

    Jun 16, 2013 at 4:57 PM

    Comment #21

    I could laugh off the mirror but now the telegraph reporting it. Sad times.

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  • Toon1978

    Jun 16, 2013 at 4:58 PM

    Comment #22

    Like going in f…ing circles with this board!!! Sorry for the profanities but emotions are running high!

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  • NUFC STEVE

    Jun 16, 2013 at 4:59 PM

    Comment #23

    Roles of a director of football: identify and recruit young players and get them playing good football right the way through. Joe Kinnear: liked buying old warriors and likes the WIMBLEDON style ??? Why the f is he being brought in!!!

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  • No Plain Saylor

    Jun 16, 2013 at 4:59 PM

    Comment #24

    If this is true then i know a much quicker way ashley can ruin the club, just tie all the players together, tie them to one of the goal posts, pour petrol all around sjp ad just light it up, and ashley can escape in his chopper with pardew.

    Seriously, if we’re gettin bent and joe kinnear, why die slowly?

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  • GeordieDan

    Jun 16, 2013 at 4:59 PM

    Comment #25

    Beyond a joke! Beyond madness in truth.

    Joe ‘effing’ Kinear can eff off!

    I think Ashley gets his entertainment not from the football OUR team plays but more from the joy of tormenting us at EVERY SINGLE OPPORTUNITY!

    Fu*k this I’m away into my garage to smash my punch bag around for a bit till I calm down!

    These ar5eholes at our club don’t deserve my time or interest. Fu*k the lot of them!

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  • Indian Magpie

    Jun 16, 2013 at 4:59 PM

    Comment #26

    Pete Graves ?@PeteGravesSky 3m
    Spoke to Joe Kinnear. 3 year contract at #nufc as director of football. Overseeing playing style and transfers.
    Retweeted by Mark Douglas

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  • Sinner

    Jun 16, 2013 at 5:00 PM

    Comment #27

    Pete Graves ?@PeteGravesSky 2m
    Spoke to Joe Kinnear. 3 year contract at #nufc as director of football. Overseeing playing style and transfers.

    Style of play and transfers, good one you fat bellend!

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  • Novocastrian66

    Jun 16, 2013 at 5:01 PM

    Comment #28

    Can I stop paying for my season ticket?

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  • toon22

    Jun 16, 2013 at 5:01 PM

    Comment #29

    Atm we have the word of the Daily Mirror.
    Myself ill beleve its rubbish till the club make a statement.

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  • valle

    Jun 16, 2013 at 5:02 PM

    Comment #30

    Thats it… Ashley has lost all faith that remained… He must go as well now.

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  • toon22

    Jun 16, 2013 at 5:02 PM

    Comment #31

    Dear mother of god its on sky sports……

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  • Beattie25

    Jun 16, 2013 at 5:02 PM

    Comment #32

    It’s on sky sports.

    Now will you start to listen?

    It’s time to take back our club!

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  • NUFC STEVE

    Jun 16, 2013 at 5:03 PM

    Comment #33

    Awful news!! My hopes for the summer was to bring in a new manager, sort out the style of our play, and recruit new young talents. We keep pardew and bring in someone who wud make Sam allyrdyce’s football like Barcelona. What is going on?

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  • Krul To Be Kind

    Jun 16, 2013 at 5:04 PM

    Comment #34

    sweet lord… the same guys throwing their teddies out of their prams about a rumour that has no substance… yet, although they are the ones that say I won’t believe any rumours on transfers until they see a player on the hollowed turf with a scarf above their heads!

    Calm down lads, the blog is going into meltdown over a vicious rumour… IT WON’T HAPPEN!

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  • DS_NUFC

    Jun 16, 2013 at 5:04 PM

    Comment #35

    Joe kinnear style of play and transfers. we cannot let this happen

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  • toon22

    Jun 16, 2013 at 5:04 PM

    Comment #36

    You can see this ending up getting real ugly imo,MA has to get into the ground somehow eggs are cheap……

    JOE F****G KINAR TALKING ON SKY

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  • toon22

    Jun 16, 2013 at 5:05 PM

    Comment #37

    joes on sky right now,its defo happening

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  • GeordieDan

    Jun 16, 2013 at 5:05 PM

    Comment #38

    THIS HONESTLY ISN’T HAPPENING IS IT?

    Please tell me its utter utter bollox!!!!!!!

    WHY THE F**K WOULD ASHLEY APPOINT A DINOSAUR WITH A HEART PROBLEM ?

    He’s hardly a footballing style guru is he!!!!!!

    FFS!!!!!!!!

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  • jazzyp

    Jun 16, 2013 at 5:05 PM

    Comment #39

    jazzyp // Jun 16, 2013 at 4:46 PM

    sack percy and bring in joe kin ear
    sell the whole f–kin squad
    bring in schwarzer-gallas-dunne-upson-squillaci-bentley-arshavin-santa cruz-cole-petric(nile ranger) all on a freebie and that’s what the board mean by restructuring.
    surely you guys didn’t expect anything else did ya

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  • Krul To Be Kind

    Jun 16, 2013 at 5:05 PM

    Comment #40

    OK, maybe it will happen

    I’m switching my attentions to Rugby, at least Ulster are run well!

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