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Joe Kinnear in bizarre radio interview

Joe Kinnear is set to become Newcastle's director of football (©GettyImages)
Joe Kinnear is set to become Newcastle's director of football (©GettyImages).

Joe Kinnear, who is expected to become Newcastle United's new director of football, talked about his new role in a remarkable interview with talkSPORT on Monday night.

Kinnear was once manager at the club and was not a liked figure within the fans and he eventually left the club on sour terms, so his return to the club has not been welcomed by the majority of Geordies.

The most memorable moment from Kinnear's spell at St James Park came when he was doing a post-match interview and he pronounced Charles N'Zogbia's name incorrectly. An incident that eventually led to N'Zogbia leaving the club.

Kinnear left St James' Park with a terrible win-ratio - it stood at around 28% - but he revealed on Sunday that Mike Ashley has appointed him to be the director of football at the club.

Many fans have been worried that Kinnear will try and take over from current manager Alan Pardew, but the man himself has promised that that isn't his plan as he looks to just improve the club and sign the very best players for the side.

However, his return may have been even more soured after he gave an interview to talkSPORT.

His bad pronunciation levels were even more on show during Monday's interview as he tried to pronounce several of the players currently playing at Newcastle United.

He pronounced Yohan Cabaye as "Yohan Cabab". He called Hatem Ben Arfa "Hateem Ben Arfee" and he also called Shola Ameobi "Shola Amanabi".

Not only was his pronunciations incorrect, he also listed off some incorrect stats and news.

He claimed that he signed Tim Krul for Newcastle when in fact he didn't, and he also stated that Derek Llambias left his role as the director of football at St James' Park when, in fact, Llambias has never taken that role.

He then stated that he had won the LMA Manager of the Year award three times when in fact he has only won it once.

To listen to the Joe Kinnear interview, click the following link: 

http://www.talksport.co.uk/radio/andy-goldsteins-sports-bar/130617/joe-kinnear-his-newcastle-return-alan-pardew-and-toon-media-199848

 

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