We expected Alan Pardew to be mature and sensible about the changes at Newcastle, since Joe Kinnear arrived as Director of Football, to the sheer horror of most Newcastle fans.
A recent photo of Joe Kinnear – he needs some sleep
And Joe didn’t disappoint (so to speak), by shaming himself and our club with that uncalled for interview on talkSPORT three weeks ago.
And in his interviews today Alan Pardew has come out in a positive way about the changes, and Alan has stressed what Joe Kinnear’s job is, and how it can work to build a better squad on Tyneside.
This is what Alan had to say on how Joe Kinnear can help him:
“It is very simple for me.” “If Joe can persuade Mike to invest in the right manner.” “Then that will be the best outcome for us.”
“As well as we’ve done in the transfer market, there is always room for improvement.” “I have spoken to Joe and had a couple of meetings with him.”
“I have told him what I think the weaknesses in the squad are.” “Let’s be fair it’s a squad not a side.” “And I have told him I need to strengthen and I have a couple of ideas.”
Good words from Alan, who has stayed at the club, even though Joe’s appointment has left him with less power.
And we know a number of managers with bigger egos who would have already resigned from Newcastle, after the way in which Joe was appointed – which was a complete shambles, to put it mildly.
But Alan is still here, and he seems more determined than ever to be successful this coming season.
And he needs to be successful too, otherwise his job will be under pressure come next May.
But Alan already knows that.
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