The best and worst news we’ve received in months came to a head today, with the some of the national tabloids reporting that everyone’s friendly cockney Joe Kinnear would take the reigns until the club was sold (which could be a very long time). However, an official statement from NUFC this afternoon says the following:
REPORTS in the press this morning that Joe Kinnear is to be appointed as Newcastle United manager are not true.
The position remains that the Club is still in the market to be sold and is still negotiating with prospective buyers.
As far as this Toon supporter is concerned, I couldn’t be happier. We have the chance to rebuild – throwing away that opportunity could draw us ever closer to a perilous future. One more thing to think about, is that I dare say that this story could have some meat behind it. Let’s face it, Mike Ashley has made worse decisions in his tenure at St. James, this wouldn’t even rate as one of his bigger gaffes. But what’s revealing about the club’s decision in my mind is that it could mean a sale is looming. If you read between the lines, the club seem to be alluding to the fact that an interim manager is not needed.
Clutching at straws? Possibly. But I’ll take the glimmer of light at the end of the tunnel. We’ve certainly waited long enough.