Kinnear Will Impinge On Pardew’s Responsibilities – Trouble Ahead

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.

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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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15 comments so far

  • wolfshead@toon

    Jun 19, 2013 at 12:10 AM

    Comment #1

    if pards walks then a lot of the players might use that as an escape route 🙁

  • kevymartins

    Jun 19, 2013 at 12:14 AM

    Comment #2

    Well imo i’m more upset about us looking like a fizzypop team with across are shirt than kinnear.

  • p

    Jun 19, 2013 at 12:15 AM

    Comment #3

    no doubt, I think he will sack Pardew and appoint himself as interim manager in the near future

    He will probably not run it by Mike or NUFC HR/legal beforehand either

  • geordie157

    Jun 19, 2013 at 12:16 AM

    Comment #4

    Been following the toon for twenty years and this is probably the craziest act i’ve seen by the board. just can’t see any positives coming from this unless we suddenly sign 3 or 4 quality players.

  • Toon-Prodigy

    Jun 19, 2013 at 12:28 AM

    Comment #5

    Alreet Lesh,

    Considering what Mike has spent on NUFC. It’s no small investment is it?

    Surely it’s in his best interests to hire the correct people with the correct CV’s for the job at hand in all areas of the club?

    We are what, 5-6 years into his reign and have seen nothing but turmoil. This is down to Mike, no one else, for the poor performance of everything connected with the club.

    His recruitment of staff is of a huge importance and he has failed miserably. Apart from Carr, but now he has threw a grenade amongst that also.

    What is annoying me though, is he will not change his ways and constantly just hire the incorrect personnel to do the necessary jobs.

    Would Sports Direct survive if his recruitment was of a simular level? My question is WHY is he doing this with NUFC?

    Surely it’s for his own benefit to have savvy, repected, experienced and proven personnel to look after his interests. He is no mug, he knows exactly what is necessary but for some reason he will not do this.

  • ende

    Jun 19, 2013 at 12:29 AM

    Comment #6

    I’m afraid that this club is forever in a sorry state of affairs until someone gets the minerals up to take one for the team and kill Ashley.

  • spitfire_

    Jun 19, 2013 at 12:31 AM

    Comment #7


    Amen to that.

  • Tommyy

    Jun 19, 2013 at 12:31 AM

    Comment #8

    I fear you may be right.

  • kevymartins

    Jun 19, 2013 at 12:31 AM

    Comment #9

    @ende where not in afghanistan lol We don’t believe in taking one for the team and going down as a hero.

  • manxpie

    Jun 19, 2013 at 12:32 AM

    Comment #10

    why the hell cant he have put beardsley in that role a proper football man and very well respected around the world top class footballer and international and everyone would understand why he couldn’t pronounce names!!

  • p

    Jun 19, 2013 at 12:32 AM

    Comment #11

    Would not be surprised to see Stuart “psycho” Pearce join as manager

  • lesh

    Jun 19, 2013 at 12:36 AM

    Comment #12


    I agree withe every word you said and why oh why he didn’t commission a football headhunter, well respected agent, to recruit a DoF?

    I’d suggest he didn’t as be doesn’t know one well enough to trust. And so it goes on, almost self-perpetuating. Heaven help the club and I hope I’m wrong.

  • ende

    Jun 19, 2013 at 12:38 AM

    Comment #13

    or Tony Blair should have nationalized the club while he was still in power and placed its ownership in the hands of the Newcastle government (yank here, I have no idea what kind of government Newcastle has), to be leased to ‘owners’ for their own profit but revokable upon decree by the city. 🙂

  • blew

    Jun 19, 2013 at 12:53 AM

    Comment #14

    Ashley is humiliating the club and mainly the fans.
    In his eyes it is pay back time for the earlier abuse he received. He is now taking the pi55. We will always suffer at this mans hands until he is bought out.
    After 60 years of support my response is to say goodbye
    to the club as long as Ashley remains.

  • Owldman

    Jun 19, 2013 at 11:33 AM

    Comment #15

    I believe this appointment has been coming for quite some time recent photo suggests that Kinnear was certainly at a game earlier in the season.It would appear by press reports that the agents of. Douglas were in Toon earlier this week to arrange a free transfer but Kinnear said he didn’t want him so this may be the reason Llambias has walked away , who next? Wonder if Ashley is now wondering what the F*** have I done after all he was beggining. to win the fans over, now it looks as though he is back to square one


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