LOON OF THE TOON TALKIN’ SH*T AGAIN! Joe fires off more mad ramblings for shocked Newcastle fans
JOE KINNEAR is at it again...crazily gobbing off Muhammad Ali style that he is the GREATEST.
The Irish master of blarney has already stunned disgruntled Newcastle fans with a bizarre series of claims in a radio interview after being named Toon’s director of football.
And the 66-year-old has followed up that shocker with another amazing interview in which he claims he’s:
“head and shoulders” above every other director of football in the Premier League
won every award in football as a player
Kinnear declared: “The manager can’t do everything. I’m probably the only football manager to be a director of football. I don’t know any other ex-managers who have.
“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.
“Some directors of football have never played the game.
“I’m lending my experience as a manager for all those years – 10 years at Wimbledon, two years at Nottingham Forest, two years winning promotion at Luton and, of course, almost two years at Newcastle.
“I would still be there had it [a heart attack] not occurred.”
Yet again, though, Kinnear is rewriting history and getting his facts wrong.
Several other former players have become directors of football, while Kinnear spent SEVEN YEARS in charge of Wimbledon, 10 MONTHS at Forest and only FIVE MONTHS at Newcastle.
And his boast that he’s won everything there is to win as a player is totally FALSE.
Yes, he enjoyed a few cup successes with Tottenham but he NEVER won a league title or the European Cup.
His latest outrageous claims follow swiftly on the
. heels of Kinnear’s ramblings during THAT infamous radio interview.
He shocked listeners witha raft of incorrect stats, fees and anecdotes.
And he made himself look even SILLIER by giving a long list of staff and players at St James’ Park the WRONG names.
They included Derek Lambayzee (Llambias), Hatem Ben Afri (Hatem Ben Arfa),Yohan Kebab (Cabaye), Shola Amemobi (Ameobi) and Goaltierrez Gutierrez).
Kinnear has already made his first transfer decision by sanctioning the sale of James Perch, with Wigan heading several clubs who are keen on him.
It’s a decision that could spark Kinnear’s first spat with manager Alan Pardew, who wanted to give Perch a new contract.
Kinnear will also be heavily involved in making a decision about the future
(Jonas of Yohan Cabaye, who is wanted by Paris St Germain.
But the midfielder is still talking about life at St James’ Park next season, when he believes the French players signed in January will make a major impact.
“They are going to have more time to adapt to the Premier League style,” he said.
“It was a hard and difficult season but I think the future is going to be interesting because we learned a lot.”
PARDON MY FRENCH: Hatem Ben Arfa
and Yohan Cabaye were given comical new names by Kinnear