Posted June 19, 2013 on AP on Fox
With a history of lurching from one PR disaster to another, Newcastle owner Mike Ashley may have gone a step too far this time. Supporters of the northeast club have been left angry and aghast by Ashley's controversial decision to hire Joe Kinnear as Newcastle's director of football. The 66-year-old Kinnear courted fame for his foul-mouthed rant at reporters in a brief spell as Newcastle manager in the 2008-09 season and the outspoken Dubliner has picked up where he left off, giving a bizarre radio interview on Monday in which he criticized the intelligence of Newcastle supporters and mispronounced many of the players' names. Newcastle manager Alan Pardew, who is now in effect working under Kinnear, hasn't commented publicly on the appointment but the ripple effect has already started. On Wednesday, Derek Llambias resigned from his post as managing director with immediate effect. He said he was making his decision after ''an incredible journey during my f...

Mike Ashley Must Sort Out This Kinnear Nonsense Quickly

Joe Kinnear has always gone against the press in Newcastle, and he did the same thing yesterday when he an interview for about 14 minutes with talkSport, in which he continually made misstatements about his past and managed to mispronounce the names of Derek Llambias (Lambeeze), Yohan Cabaye (Cababs), Ben Arfa (Ben Afra), Jonas Gutierrez [...]

Newcastle official resigns after Kinneear hiring

The managing director of Newcastle has resigned, one day after the Premier League club appointed Joe Kinnear as director of football. Derek Llambias says in a statement on Wednesday that he is stepping down with immediate effect after ''an incredible journey during my five years at the club.'' He didn't give any reasons for his decision. Kinnear, who managed...

Stability Collapses – Is It Going To Be 2008-2009 All Over Again?

We think there are still some shoes to fall at Newcastle, after the  fiery Joe Kinnear has rejoined the club, but these problems had better get sorted out soon, because this current situation is starting to look like what happened in September of 2008. Mike Ashley - what’s he thinking? Newcastle got off to a [...]
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