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Kinnear Mistaking Cycling Proficiency For Manager Of The Year Award Obscures Real Deficiencies

7 years ago
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I think the true scale of disbelief when I heard Joe Kinnear had got the Director of football job, has only been matched by how I felt when he first arrived at St.James’ Park as manager.

While Joe wants to believe that ‘some/all’ fans didn’t want him because he is an Irish Cockney, it unsurprisingly isn’t why we felt sick on hearing the news that he was back.

I think I almost believe that he has given these ridiculous interviews to take us off the scent, or at the very least the press.

After repeatedly saying he had three manager of the year awards compared to Alan Pardew’s one, he has now admitted that he was slightly mistaken and two of them were actually for 10m breaststroke and his cycling proficiency certificate, or something similar.

Maybe insulting the fans and the north east press and Alan Shearer is all part of some cunning plan as well, dreamt up by him to obscure what we should all really be talking about.

The real question should be, exactly why should a club who are in the ten best supported in Europe and have a turnover featuring in the top twenty in the world (despite laughable commercial income) employ somebody with Joe Kinnear’s qualifications as Director Of Football?

The only job he has had in football in the last nine years is…at Newcastle United. Doing as much as any to get Newcastle relegated, which he also refuses to accept.

This club deserves better than Joe Kinnear, no matter who happens to own it.

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