Is Joe Kinnear really a ‘very good judge of players’? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Joe Kinnear’s transfer history as manager of Newcastle United didn’t exactly set the world alight during his brief spell in charge of the club during 2008 and 2009.
For some bizarre reason he’s been drafted in by Mike Ashley as the Director of Football at the club, making Alan Pardew’s eight-year contract look pointless but more significantly increasing further chances of poor transfer business.
“I will have the final say on transfers. My job will be to find players that will improve the club,” he said on his appointment.
Kinnear oversaw four deals during his time as Newcastle manager before his contract ended and there were two decent players coming in but his decision making in terms of letting players go was questionable.
Kevin Nolan and Ryan Taylor both joined the club under his managerial reign and formed two very respectable signings.
Indeed Nolan furthered his reputation as one of the ...