Kinnear leaves Newcastle role

Former Newcastle boss Joe Kinnear has resigned from his current role as director of football at the Tyneside club.

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jammysht (Liverpool) says...

@summerofcmpunk He has dual nationality and was called up to the Dutch squad in 2012.

Posted 2:39pm 6th February 2014

summerofcmpunk (Tottenham Hotspur) says...

Douglas in the dutch squad? Umm hes a Brazilian man

Posted 6:58pm 5th February 2014

debra2927 (Sunderland) says...

I believe he constructed a bed under his desk, and I have it on good authority that he slept with the cleaning lady. (Note to m'learned friends - these are Seinfeld references)

Posted 1:00pm 5th February 2014

Geddy76 (Arsenal) says...

@doctor_cowboy... maybe he was working on the Penske file.

Posted 10:06am 5th February 2014

juddlinskatron (Chelsea) says...

@doctor_cowboy - good call. And didn't George tell Jerry that the best tip to have nobody bother you was to walk around shaking your head and looking angry all the time?

Posted 9:46am 5th February 2014

mjd1973 (Arsenal) says...

@doctor_cowboy, its funny you say that because I was thinking of the seinfeld where kramer just starts working at a company without having a clue what they do.

Posted 8:42am 5th February 2014

fictionalemu says...

Joe Kinnear didn't actually make no permanent signings at Newcastle - he made minus one signing! One of the first things he did was cancel the free transfer of Douglas (on the grounds that he'd never heard of the guy, despite him playing in the Champions League, winning the Eeredivisie title and getting a call up to the Dutch squad). This then led to Llambias offering his resignation, after he'd spent months arranging the Douglas transfer. You've got to love Newcastle under Ashley.

Posted 12:43am 5th February 2014

doctor_cowboy (Liverpool) says...

This honestly reminds me of that Seinfeld episode where George was hired without really knowing what his job was so he just sat in his office doing nothing all day.

Posted 12:23am 5th February 2014

v. profane (Newcastle United) says...

@ninespuds Ashley has not "addressed our financial problems", he bought the club before he knew what he was getting himself into and merely transferred the clubs debts to himself rather than pay them off. He advertises his glorified market stall for free, takes transfer funds out the club, and does things which after all these years of getting to grips with owning a football club and NUFC in particular can only be interpreted as deliberately obnoxious, JFK being the most recent example.

Posted 8:59pm 4th February 2014

Triangler (Liverpool) says...

Kevin, you're not wrong but you know what I meant. ricky, if getting 'bites' on the internet is what gets you off, more power to you. The adults are here to discuss football.

Posted 7:16pm 4th February 2014

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