News is emerging today that Newcastle’s appointment of Joe Kinnear as their director of football was an effort to heal the divide between Newcastle United’s manager Alan Pardew and Chief Scout Graham Carr.
Newcastle fans and even former players have voiced their displeasure at the appointment of Kinnear especially following an interview he gave on British radio station Talksport, during which he mispronounced player’s names while also talking up how good he was, and who he had signed for the club that was totally false.
Also saying: “I am a very good judge of players, a very good tactician, everything to do with football I’ve been involved in and I’ve worked with the best,”
He even went on to say that he could call up and talk to any manager in English football whenever he wanted.
Even former star player Alan Shearer has called the 66-year-olds appointment a joke that is making his hometown club the laughing stock of football.
While writing in yesterday British tabloid newspaper the Sun the former Magpie striker said: “I promised myself years ago never to be surprised by what happens in football – particularly when it comes to Newcastle. But this situation really is stretching it a bit.
“While other clubs are all plotting and planning for next season, Newcastle have a manager who has just been totally undermined.
“Alan Pardew has said he will carry on but I am sure it will be a difficult situation,” he added. “As for that announcement, what are the players to think when he can’t even get their names right? It’s all a PR disaster.”
Manager Alan Pardew has not made a single comment since Kinnear’s arrival on Tyneside, but it would appear that his days may be numbered, and that with Kinnear at the club owner Mike Ashley new set of eyes and ears would be ready to take over the manager’s job should Pardew leave.
I do not think things will end well at Newcastle and that there are many changes to be made before Newcastle return to winning ways.
The Magpies first game of the season is away against Manchester City on August 17th, and I can tell you now my money will be on a City win.