Pardew admits he’s ‘sad’ to see ex-Luton boss Kinnear depart

Back-tracking Newcastle United boss Alan Pardew has claimed that departing director of football Joe Kinnear did a ‘lot of good work’ and was sad to see him go.

By The Newsroom
Sunday, 9th February 2014, 2:00 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.

Pardew had expressed disappointment at the Magpies’ transfer dealings as Newcastle failed to sign a single player permanently during former Luton Town boss Kinnear’s seven months in the post.

He said: “I’m sad to see anybody lose their job, as Joe has - he did a lot of good work.

“That decision was the board’s. My job is actually the next game.”