We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again we don’t think Joe Kinnear is the manager in waiting at all, and he is not putting any pressure on Alan Pardew, because he’s attending game with Mike Ashley – since the two of them essentially are now running Newcastle they need to see first hand how the team is doing.
Mike Ashley and Joe Kinnear
And it hasn’t been good viewing in the last two league games, but to say that Joe Kinnear can become the permanent manager, and even if he wanted to take up the job again, his doctors would probably strongly advise him against taking up the job, because of his heart condition.
Alan Pardew referred to the support he is getting from both the owner and Joe Kinnear:
“Yes, Mike was supportive.” “Along with Joe they wanted to know how they could help.” “Particularly when the transfer window’s shut, Joe needs to understands exactly what we need.”
“He’s an ex-manager so he needs to know exactly what the issues and problems are if we have any, so it’s just an explanation of those and going into the game. I think that’s a general chat most managers have with their owners.”
“Joe can help with gathering information so when we come to January when I say ‘I think we should do this’, it makes some sort of sense.” “A Football Director at Manchester City, the Director at Tottenham, if they’re not getting that information after games I’d be surprised.”
“I don’t think it’s unique.” “I think in his role as Football Director it’s only right that he is at the game. I think you’d be asking questions if he wasn’t.”
One of the reasons Mike Ashley brought in Joe Kinnear was to have another football person at the club in a high position, and as long as Joe and Alan get on, there’s no reason why they cannot have some good conversations about the side, and who would be good to bring in.
And Joe is not getting anywhere near the training filed and is not interfering with what Alan is doing in his coaching, and that’s actually good news.
For the good of the club we hope Joe Kinnear can indeed be a help to the manager and bring some good players in during January, starting with Loic Remy form QPR, and sign him on a permanent basis.
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