Joe Kinnear has resigned from his position as director of football at Newcastle United, according to reports.
The former Newcastle manager stepped down after eight months as director of football, having failed to land any permanent signings in the both the summer and January transfer windows.
Only two players were brought into the club under Kinnear and they were both on loan, with Loic Remy coming in before the start of the season and Luuk de Jong arriving last month.
Newcastle issued a short statement confirming Kinnear’s departure: “Newcastle United can confirm that Joe Kinnear has this evening resigned from his position as director of football with immediate effect.
“The club will be making no further comment.”
The 67-year-old's resignation comes after Newcastle sold star player Yohan Cabaye to PSG and failed to replace him before the end of the winter transfer window; a shortfall that may return to haunt them.
Players such as Lyon midfielder Clement Grenier and Remy Cabella of Montpeillier rejected moves to the North-East club opting to choose to stay in France. Failing to buy players in January led to a 3-0 defeat to local rivals Sunderland on the weekend and this may have been what eventually cost Kinnear his job.
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