We never really bought the conventional wisdom that Mike Ashley brought in Joe Kinnear so he could become the Newcastle manager, if Alan Pardew faltered again this season.
Joe Kinnear - we must have just conceded another goal
But there were reports that when Joe tried to sign Mick Harford as his assistant, that was further proof that Joe was getting ready to replace Alan Pardew.
But Joe turns 67 just after Christmas, and he has had a dodgy heart, which has stopped him in his tracks twice when he was previously in management, including at Newcastle in February of 2009, and we think if Joe had been able to stay fit through that season, we would have avoided relegation.
So from a health point of view, it would be almost suicidal for Joe to take on one of the toughest jobs in football, as the Newcastle manager.
But if Alan Pardew cannot turn things around – and we hope he can for the good of the club – Joe could come in for a few games while Newcastle go looking for a replacement – like Roberto Di Matteo as one example,
But to be a long-term manager again, especially at Newcastle, just shouldn’t be on the cards for Joe, and we think he already knows that.
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