Ex-Hatters boss Kinnear departs Newcastle United

Popular ex-Hatters boss Joe Kinnear has resigned as Newcastle United’s director of football.

By The Newsroom
Tuesday, 4th February 2014, 4:00 pm
File photo dated 15.1.99 of former Wimbledon manager Joe Kinnear. Kinnear has revealed he is on the brink of agreeing to take over as Sheffield Wednesday's new manager.  The 53-year-old, who will give Wednesday an answer tomorrow, Wednesday May 24th, 2000, told the club's official website 'I am delighted and excited to be so close to returning to football at such a big club with what I see as enormous potential'.  See PA Story SOCCER Sheff Wed.  PA Photo: Tom Hevezi.
File photo dated 15.1.99 of former Wimbledon manager Joe Kinnear. Kinnear has revealed he is on the brink of agreeing to take over as Sheffield Wednesday's new manager. The 53-year-old, who will give Wednesday an answer tomorrow, Wednesday May 24th, 2000, told the club's official website 'I am delighted and excited to be so close to returning to football at such a big club with what I see as enormous potential'. See PA Story SOCCER Sheff Wed. PA Photo: Tom Hevezi.

After signing a three-year deal to oversee player recruitment, the 67-year-old was in the role for less than eight months.

However, his tenure was met with fans protests, while the Magpies failed to sign anyone on a permanent deal during his second spell on Tyneside.

Manager Alan Pardew was clearly unhappy at the club’s lack of transfer activity, as he said: “If I was in charge, solely, of transfers, things might be different but I’m not.

“I think I’ve made my opinions very clear this week and all the rest of it is confidential.”