The Daily Mirror is reporting that Alan Pardew has asked his new boss, Joe Kinnear, to stop his ranting in the press- which came to a head last night when Kinnear was interviewed by talkSPORT and Joe embarrassed both himself and Newcastle – it’s hard to argue with that.
Joe Kinnear - will travel to all games
Joe Kinnear and Alan Pardew had lunch together in London on Tuesday, to talk things through, after Newcastle finally acknowledged that Joe Kinnear had indeed been appointed as Director of Football and Joe reports directly to the Newcastle Board and is on the same level as Derek LLambias.
Alan Pardew now reports to Joe and is no longer head of all things football – that’s what Joe is now responsible for so his duties have been reduced – he cannot be happy about that.
Alan has still not said anything about Kinnear’s appointment in public, and he could be seeing how well he can work with Joe Kinnear, but there has to be a chance that things will not work out between them.
And training starts on July 4th, just over two weeks time, and we expected Alan back on Tyneside a week ago, but we’ve heard almost nothing from him – which is unusual – but obviously he knew what was happening behind the scenes.
Joe is head of all matters related to football, and Joe will travel to all the games – so we have a sneaking suspicion that Joe will not want to take a back seat to the manager, which usually happens in his position.
It’s normal for the Director of Football to be at all games, just like Derek LLambias is at all the games, but Joe is a fiery character, who is unlikely to play a background role with the team.
After all he’s one of the best football men in the world – we know that because that’s what he’s told us.
What happens if we are say 2-0 down at half time, will Joe go into the dressing room and tell the players what they should be doing?
Joe’s personalty and ego doesn’t fit with a Director of Football role, as we have pointed out before.
At first glance it doesn’t look like this will work – at least with Alan Pardew as manager – so we’ll have to wait and see, but any stability Newcastle had, has now been undermined completely by this appointment.
It’s hard to argue against that.
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