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Joe Kinnear Is Not Interfering With The Coaching At Newcastle

10:04 am, Tuesday, August 13th, 2013 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 6 Comments

Alan Pardew ha given a long and exclusive interview in London’s Evening Standard today, and he talks about other Premier League teams, their managers, the potential transfer of Spurs’ Gareth Bale, the return of Jose Mourinho to Chelsea and other topics in football.

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Alan Pardew - directing operations

But we’re not interested in any of that stuff, only in Newcastle, and here’s what Alan said that was relevant to his current job as manager at Newcastle United, and especially on his interfacing with Joe Kinnear – his new boss at Newcastle:

“Joe absolutely does not interfere in my management of the team.” There can be no clouding or graying of the issue. I’m the football manager. I make all the football decisions that evolve around the game that’s being played on a Saturday.”

“In terms of the transfers, that’s a different story. He’s going to have an opinion. I don’t have a problem with that.” “It’s very difficult for Premier League teams to do the Thursday/Sunday turnaround given the intensity we play at,”

“We possibly made a mistake with the squad not being big enough and took injuries.” “We addressed that in January, only to suffer even more injuries, which took away the impact of that particular transfer window.”

“We think we will get a big benefit of that window now and Loic Remy has come from QPR.”

It does seem that Pardew and Kinnear are getting along quite well, and that Joe is keeping out of Alan’s way on the coaching side of things – which is very good – otherwise Joe’s appointment could have been an absolute disaster.

But Newcastle have brought in only one striker and the manager would like at least two more strikers brought into the club before September rolls around.

If Joe can do that and get the job done this summer, his standing among Newcastle fans could rise, but of course after that talkSPORT interview in mid June, it started out as a disaster.

The signing of Loic Remy on a season long loan deal showed Joe could get the job done at Newcastle, and his standing did rise a bit with Newcastle fans.

But the jury is still out on Joe, and the Director of Football now has a short three weeks left to get some good players through the door.

Come September well have a better idea on how Joe has fared in his first transfer window in his new job.

We hope he does very well.

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6 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Greebol1892 // Aug 13, 2013 at 10:07 AM

    So AP’s daily interviews with the media are rolling along nicely.
    Gobshite ;-)

  • 2 Wiz // Aug 13, 2013 at 10:10 AM

    For the first time Pardew has acknowledged that he doesn’t have the final say on incoming transfers. And of course it is Ashley who has the main say on outgoing transfers. So Pardew, if he’s manager long enough, will end up with a team which he picks from a pool of players he may not rate, like, or want. And he will be sacked if they don’t perform. This is responsibility without power, and it explains why no top-rate manager would ever want to work at St James’.

  • 3 SeanNufc87 // Aug 13, 2013 at 10:19 AM

    Wiz

    He said before that the only two players he himself had wanted was sissoko and I think it was Elliott, it was after the chelsea game if I remember right if anyone wants to verify.

  • 4 Wiz // Aug 13, 2013 at 10:26 AM

    Hi Sean. He says a lot of things. He thought five players were on their way at the start of last summer. Then he declared he was happy with what he had. Then he said we were stronger than the previous season when we finished fifth. Then he said we had been very unlucky with injuries and we needed incoming players. Then we signed five players in January, but we still didn’t perform, and indeed we hadn’t been performing since the start of last season. Now he seems to be saying that we had bad luck with injuries after January too, even though he seemed to be reluctant to trust the new arrivals who remained largely uninjured. I don’t know what Pardew’s real views are, but I do know that he seems to be able to put up with any amount of nonsense from Ashley and frequently declares himself happy with his squad. We all knew the squad was too small at the start of the season just gone, and only Pardew was saying it wasn’t. But now he’s saying it was, and I suspect that was his view all along.

  • 5 Hatem's better than Messi // Aug 13, 2013 at 10:29 AM

    Ed, I´m not sure why the juries still out on Joe.

    We know exactly what he´s like from his spell as manager and from his interviews.

  • 6 lesh // Aug 13, 2013 at 11:01 AM

    Of course Joe doesn’t get involved in team management, it’d mean he’d have to put a day in at work!




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