Joe Kinnear is Irish and he’s a good talker – he has that famous gift of the gab – and he’s been interviewed many times over the last eighteen hours or so, and as usual Joe is giving his views on everything, and he has told the Evening Chronicle that Alan Pardew was delighted when he learned that Joe was to become the Director of Football at Newcastle.
Alan Pardew – after hearing about Joe’s appointment – just kidding
Joe said Alan was delighted he was getting a world-class Director of Football working alongside him.
But this is what Joe really said:
“Before I had a meeting with Mike, Derek said he’d informed Alan, and Alan said ‘Great news – I’m delighted with that. At last I’ve got somebody who’s a football guy’. “Derek told me he’s had a long talk with Alan, and explained that I’m coming in as director of football.
“Llambias is going to go on the finance side and anything to do with football is coming my side.” “I am going to be delighted to be working with Alan.”
“I saw Alan as a player – he was a heck of a player – and we bumped into each other a couple of times when he was West Ham manager.” “We always bump into each other at the Manager of the Year awards.”
“Last year I was at the awards when Alan won it.” “I said ‘congratulations, but you have to get two more to catch me!” “We are very open-minded and good with each other.”
“I have the utmost respect for him and I cannot see any problems between the two of us.” “I am not the type of guy who causes problems for the sake of it. I want the best for all of us.”
You may love or hate Joe Kinnear, and we don’t know what he’s going be like as Director of Football – but we hope he does fantastically well for the sake of the club.
But you cannot argue that Joe isn’t a character, and things will hardly be dull on Tyneside, and he’s always been very complimentary about Newcastle.
We’ll get some comments together that he made about the club when he was manager – but it was the biggest club he ever managed by far – and he often went into raptures about the club and its fans.
We think he truly wants to make Newcastle great again – we hope he’s really successful in that quest.
Howay The lads!!
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