We don’t think there’s any chance that Joe Kinnear would ever success Alan Pardew as manager of Newcastle for the long-term, and you have to remember if Joe take up management again, he would literally be risking his life, because of his heart condition.
Joe Kinnear – wants to help Alan Pardew
Joe Kinnear was interviews in the Mirror on Sunday and says he is not a threat to Alan Pardew’s management job.
Joe is now 66 and has been in his new job as Director of Football for about 10 weeks, but has achieved precious little and there’s only just over seven days to go in this summer’s transfer window.
, returned to the fold at St James’ Park two months ago to lend his experience as an intermediary between Pardew and owner Mike Ashley.
Kinnear has been surprised at the anger of the Newcastle fans towards him, and that was shown on Saturday when the banner shown below was unfurled at St. James’ Park but was quickly removed by stewards.
Joe Kinnear was asked if he wanted to take over as manager at Newcastle:
“There’s no chance of that ever happening – I’m here to work with Alan Pardew, not against him.” “If something bad does happen, and Mike Ashley decides on changing managers, my job would be to go out and find a replacement and be involved in the interview process.”
“But we’re not thinking in those terms. It’s miles too early to talk about that because we’re trying to build a good, solid side here who can compete in the top half of the Premier League.”
“Alan Pardew is a decent guy and a decent coach who has taken this club into Europe once already, and it’s my job to help him succeed.” “I don’t pick the team, I don’t coach the players, I don’t deal with them on a day-to-day basis.”
“If I am asked, I might suggest how we can tweak things a bit here or tweak things a bit there.” “If Alan wants a striker, I might suggest one or two names, but I don’t do things behind his back. I’ve never been to a meeting where he hasn’t been present.”
Joe must step up his efforts to bring in at least one new striker in the next week, and we’ve had only one shot on goal in the first two games of the season, which shows just how impotent our strike force is at the moment.
Manchester City hammered us 4-0 in the first game, but they were beaten 3-2 at newly promoted Cardiff City on Sunday afternoon, in their second game.
So much for City being unbeatable this season.
The next week is very important to Newcastle United, and of course we visit Morecombe in the second round of the League Cup on Wednesday night, and we need to win that – so we’ll have to score at least one goal in that goal.
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