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Joe Kinnear professes he is the best director of football in the Premier League

2 July 2013 by

Newcastle’s newly appointed director of football, Joe Kinnear, has wasted little time in yet again speaking to the media with regards to his appointment and yet again he has caused a stir as a direct result of his claims to the Shields Gazette. Joe Kinnear began the interview by explaining just why Newcastle United had approached him to become director of football at St James’ Park, insisting that is was Mike Ashley’s desire to keep up with the rest of the Premier League whom Joe Kinnear claimed, “all have a director of football.” This however is simply not true.

Kinnear went on to yet again publicize his achievements within the game, “I’ve been a manager for 35 years. I’ve been manager of the year. I’ve won every award there is in football as a player. I think all those qualities put me head and shoulders above every other director of football.” Joe Kinnear again presenting misinformation with his managerial career proper only beginning in 1984 not 1978 as he suggested. Kinnear also failed to recognize the worryingly little experience he has as a director of football with Tottenham Hotspur’s Franco Baldini and Chelsea’s Michael Emenalo both possessing wide experience of the role which Kinnear simply does not have.

With the work Newcastle United tend to favour within the transfer market in recent years, Joe Kinnear will quickly have to adapt to deal with foreign clubs and despite his claims that he could “open the door to any football manager,” I somehow doubt that too many of Europe’s clubs will have heard of Joe Kinnear and tolerate his recently displayed attitude since his arrival at Newcastle United a fortnight or so ago.

Joe Kinnear in his interview with the Shields Gazette was adamant his experience as a manager would be enough for him to slot seamlessly into the role of director of football with the sixty six year old believing the majority of the skills to be transferrable,  “Some directors of football have never played the game. I’m lending my experience as a manager for all those years.” Kinnear then went on to say how he had spent almost two years at Newcastle United in the position of manager when in reality it was only six months, before stating, “I would still be there had it [his heart attack in 2009] not occurred.”

These are again claims that aren’t likely to sit well with current manager Alan Pardew with the relationship between the pair rumoured to have gotten off to poor start following the cancellation of a pre-agreed deal for FC Twente defender Douglas ordered by Kinnear which was reportedly due to the fact he had never heard of the Brazilian.

Joe Kinnear began his first ‘official’ day of work as Newcastle United director of football yesterday and according to ‘The Guardian’ Joe Kinnear’s first official order of business will be to rubber stamp James Perch’s move to newly relegated Wigan Athletic as the former Wimbledon boss looks to reshuffle Alan Pardew’s squad.

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11 Comments »

  • zig

    What a spanner

  • villopian tube

    I expect he means ‘all other’, not ‘every other’.

  • Chris Winterburn (author)

    I’m sorry?

  • macca

    he reminds of Mike bassatt but in a bad way. I’m surprised we haven’t heard anything from pardrew? he must be weighting up his options

  • Chris Winterburn (author)

    He has probably been told not to say anything to the media although there hasn’t been any opportunity for him to speak i.e. no press conferences. I think it is doomed for disaster this plan.

  • villopian tube

    He said “I think all those qualities put me head and shoulders above every other director of football.” I’m sure he doesn’t mean only half of them, I think he means all of them.

  • Chris Winterburn (author)

    He does mean all of them? I’m confused about your point?

  • villopian tube

    ‘Every other one’ means “happening or existing regularly on every second one of the things you are counting”. So if a pub manager asked an employee to put an ashtray on every other table, he would be expected to place an ashtray on – the first table, but not the second one; the third table, but not the fourth on … and so on.

  • Chris Winterburn (author)

    No he was quoted as saying ‘every’ not ‘every other’. Apologies for not understanding your comment.

  • villopian tube

    “… I think all those qualities put me head and shoulders above every other director of football.”
    Anyway doesn’t really matter – the main thing is it’ll be very entertaining to watch the politics at Newcastle this coming season.
    Cheers!

  • Chris Winterburn (author)

    Hmm I disagree with you still but am slightly confused so well move on. I do feel sorry for the supporters who just keep get fed shit sandwich after shit sandwich

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