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Kinnear Confirmed As Newcastle United Director Of Football And Makes Unbelievable Statement

9 years ago

In his own inimitable style, Joe Kinnear has confirmed himself that he has been appointed Newcastle United’s Director Of Football.

Kinnear states that he met Mike Ashley at lunchtime and signed on the dotted line.

Rumours started within the last hour or so but to have this confirmed….I bet it has ruined a lot of people’s Sundays, especially Alan Pardew’s!

If any of you are in any doubt as to this being a shocking decision, just read what Kinnear has had to say today about his previous time at Newcastle.

To summarise…we didn’t like him because he wasn’t a Geordie and Newcastle’s relegation was nothing to do with him. Unbelievable.

Here are JFK’s comments, which were expertly reported on Twitter by Mark Douglas of The Journal.

“I’m in charge of transfers and looking at the strengths and weaknesses of what we’ve got. I’ll help Alan Pardew as much as I can.

Alan Pardew knows – not spoken to him. Hoping to meet Alan tomorrow over lunch to discuss forthcoming season. Would like us to be out of blocks early.

Our target is to push ourselves up and try and do as well as we did a couple of years ago.

I’m fit as a fiddle now. I’ve been working out in the gym – in best physical shape I’ve ever been in. Waiting for opportunity.

I think I’m ideal for this. I’m looking forward to doing this.

I’m looking forward to meeting media. I got to know NUFC inside out. I didn’t realise before I went up there Geordies are Geordies.

Because I wasn’t a Geordie that went against me. My record is there for all to see. Maybe I reacted over the top but half of stuff written was disappointing. I think its all water under the bridge.

People in and around that club were trying to implicate me in fact we got relegated. That was load of crap. We wouldn’t have got relegated.

I intend to make NUFC far better than they are now. I have no agenda than making NUFC better than they are now.

I’m in charge of transfers and looking at the strengths and weaknesses of what we’ve got. I’ll help Alan Pardew as much as I can.

I’m director of football, he’s the manager. I’m not picking the team, I’m there solely to ensure he gets best players on the pitch.”

Deal is done. Signed it with Mike Ashley at lunchtime. Will meet Alan Pardew in coming weeks to discuss future of NUFC and go through team itself.”
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