We had heard that 66 year old Joe Kinnear was regretful for the criticism he gave Newcastle fans in his notorious talkSPORT interview on Monday night, and today he has come out and been interviewed again in the Sunday Times, and he has apologized to Newcastle fans.
Joe Kinnear – apologizes to Newcastle Fans
Joe’s interview set the alarm bells ringing even louder with Newcastle fans, as he mispronounced the names of several of Newcastle’s top players, and then when asked about why the supporters didn’t like him – he said he had more intelligence than the Geordie fans.
This is what he told the Sunday Times today:
“I regret what I said about the supporters.” “I can’t get anybody to say that Joe has the utmost respect for the supporters and they are the most important people at the club.” “I always go to their forums and loved having the craic with them around the city when I was manager there.”
“There are 10 per cent I’m never going to win over, that is the point I was trying to make, but I regret what I said and if I offended any Newcastle fans I apologise.”
It’s good that Joe’s apologized, but we don’t see other Directors of Football being interviewed in the press all the time – and unless Joe can tale a back seat at Newcastle in his role as a Newcastle executive – it will never work.
His new job is not like the Newcastle manager job he had – so is Mike Ashley going to somehow get Joe under control?
We thought Mike Ashley may have stopped Joe from giving any more interviews after the talkSPORT debacle – but we suppose we were wrong on that one.
Joe has far too much ego to take a back seat at Newcastle, and that’s one of the problems in his new job.
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