A comment that Alan Pardew made yesterday kind of stood out to us, and the Newcastle manager said that there were some difficult issues that Joe Kinnear was having to face in his first transfer window in his new job at the club – but that’s part of his job – to solve those issues.
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And of course Alan is absolutely right – because transfers these days are not the simple straight forward deals they were a number of years ago.
With agents involved, they can become very complex, and you get cases where deals are not made because the agents are taking care of themselves and asking for huge fees to do the deal, and looking after themselves more than they are for their clients.
This is what Alan actually said in the Newcastle Journal about the transfer status:
“Joe’s fallen on a difficult issue. Whether he’s here or Tottenham or wherever he was going to turn up it’s tough and I sympathize with him on that.”
“But the bottom line is that’s his job to get them over the line.” “This is constant with a striker because everyone wants a striker at their football club.”
And indeed it seems that Bafe Gomis’ agents have made the deal for the French International fall through because of their exorbitant demands.
But Joe has to learn and learn quickly that he will run up against these types of complications in the transfer market, and the Newcastle manager is so right to say that’s part of Joe’s job – and let’s add to that – that ‘s why Joe gets the big money.
And with any job – as you rise through the levels you take on more responsibility – and you have bigger problems to solve – and you get extra compensation for that – that’s how it works.
Alan Pardew is well paid at Newcastle, and it’s based a lot on performance and achievement of the side, but Joe is Alan ‘s boss and the rumors were that Dennis Wise was on a cool £1M a year when he was our last Director of Football.
So let’s not have too much sympathy for Joe, it’s a tough job but that’s why he gets paid the big bucks, and he still has to deliver – big time – over the next few weeks.
And this is nothing that Joe doesn’t already know.
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