Joe Kinnear has signed a new contract as manager of Newcastle United until the end of the season, following his interim appointment in September when club owner Mike Ashley was trying to sell the club.
I am not sure if he is the right man for the post. I don't dislike him, far from it, but I am dubious over his credentials and wonder if he has what it takes to lead such a massive club. Then again, I am not a fan of Redknapp and look what he is doing at Spurs.
Maybe I should leave the predictions game well alone?
This however made me laugh. Managing director Derek Llambias said:
"Joe has done an excellent job since coming to the club, and everyone is delighted he has agreed to remain in charge for the rest of the season."
Yes, right...after stepping in for the departed "Wor" Kevin Keegan (200%, man), Kinear has won two games, drawn four and lost two in his eight games in charge. If that is excellent, he'll have a job for life. I rate that as bearly mediocre.
Still, good luck to Kinnear and the Toon team, I wish them well but always hope they will end up under Tottenham. ;-)