Alan Shearer has written in The Sun, and like most fans, he believes the appointment of Joe Kinnear as Newcastle’s Director of Football has again turned the club into a laughing stock. It’s hard to argue with that view.
Alan Shearer – it sickens me
Kinnear has wasted little time in making his presence felt with a series of free-ranging interviews which have hardly enhanced his reputation as he struggled to pronounce the names of some of his players, as well as managing director Derek Llambias.
Llambias subsequently resigned after learning that the 66-year-old Irishman would assume some of his duties under a surprise shake-up of the club’s football activities instigated by sportswear tycoon Ashley.
Former Newcastle striker Shearer wrote in today’s Sun:
“Where do we start? What I do know is that right now people are laughing at the football club I support. And that sickens me.” “I promised myself years ago never to be surprised by what happens in football – particularly when it comes to Newcastle.”
“But this situation really is stretching it a bit.” “While other clubs are all plotting and planning for next season, Newcastle have a manager who has just been totally undermined.”
“Alan Pardew has said he will carry on but I am sure it will be a difficult situation.” “As for that announcement, what are the players to think when he can’t even get their names right? It’s all a PR disaster.”
“Pardew’s silence on the appointment of Kinnear himself over recent days said it all.” “But what could he say?” “He is in such an intolerable position.”
“He can’t come out and slaughter his employers but at the same time he can’t agree with a situation which no manager would find comfortable.”
It just takes Joe Kinnear to get our on the training field when the players arrive back and do some coaching and that could be the end of Alana Pardew.
We just hope that for the good of the club Joe Kinnear takes a step back and sees what he’s doing to Newcastle – he’s wrecking it.
But the responsibility for all of this lies with the man who appointed him, and set this nonsense in motion, and he allowed Kinnear to embarrass himself and the club, and that’s owner Mike Ashley.
None of this nonsense would have happened if Joe hadn’t been appointed.
It’s all very sickening, as Shearer rightly points out.
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