Joe Kinnear: I'm head and shoulders above the rest

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Joe Kinnear is continuing to show that he has no doubts over his own ability to do a good job as director of football at Newcastle United after claiming he is ‘head and shoulders’ ahead of any other person in the same role.

Kinnear has come under heavy criticism from Newcastle United supporters following his shock appointment last month, but the 66-year-old continues to back his own credentials to do the job.

"Every top club in the land has got one (a director of football). We haven't - that's the difference," Kinnear said, in an interview with the Shields Gazette. 

"The manager can't do everything. I'm probably the only football manager to be a director of football. I don't know any other ex-managers who have.

"I've been a manager for 35 years. I've been 'Manager of the Year'. I've won every award there is in football as a player.

"I think all those qualities put me head and shoulders above every other director of football."

The latest in a string of controversial statements made by the former Wimbledon manager is unlikely to increase his popularity in Newcastle, with many fans already calling for him and chairman Mike Ashley to quit.

Kinnear, though, seems determined in staying at St. James' Park and showing complete disregard to popular opinion, as Newcastle look to improve upon their 16th-placed finish last season this campaign.


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