Is it just us, or is Joe Kinnear being brought in to “help” Alan Pardew with the coaching side of things at Newcastle, because if that’s the case, this arrangement will likely not work.
Alan Pardew – put into a difficult situation
The usual job of a Director of Football is to be in charge of transfers both into and out of the club, and Joe has already talked about doing that job in collusion and in cooperation with Alan Pardew and Chief Scout Graham Carr, whom Joe has known for 20 years
So that’s what a Director of Football usually does, and the coach or manager is responsible for taking those players and getting the best out of them on the field, and working with them on the training field.
But it looks like Joe thinks he is going to impinge on the coaching side of things as well.
It certainly seems that way from what Joe has said, and as well as having an office at the Benton Training ground, he will also be on the training field to help find what has gone wrong on the football side of things.
This is what Joe said in the Daily Mirror today:
“We have the financial side right, now let’s get the football side right. Newcastle should be rubbing shoulders with the top teams.”
“They are pointing the finger at the injuries. Then there is the Europa League. I will be at the training ground to help find what has gone wrong.”
“Let’s hope Newcastle never find themselves in this position again. To go from fifth to 16th is a big slide. The team struggled last year.”
It would be hard for any manager to work in this type of situation, because if you are being judged on the performance of the team, which Pardew is – that’s how he gets his bonuses, you just have to be given full responsibility of the tactics during the game, and the coaching on the training field in preparation for the games.
We hope we are wrong on this, because it seems that if Joe is really going to do what he’s talking about – this partnership with Alan Pardew will simply not work.
Are we missing something here?
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