Newcastle United director of football Joe Kinnear has insisted that he and the club’s manager Alan Pardew are ‘working together’, and not ‘plotting against each other’, the Guardian
Kinnear, interim manager at the club during the 2008-09 season, returned to the north east in June amid much controversy, with concerns that his appointment would undermine Pardew’s position.
Following a summer so far which has failed to provide any permanent signings – only Loic Remy, on season-long loan from Queens Park Rangers has been brought in – negativity surrounding St. James’ Park has increased after poor performances in Newcastle’s opening two Premier League matches against Manchester City and West Ham United, along with the possible departure of midfielder Yohan Cabaye.
Kinnear has responded to critics, telling the Daily Mirror: “We are working together – not plotting against each other. I don’t understand where the negativity has come from – we are two games into a 38-game season and already the doom-and-gloom merchants are looking for a scapegoat.
“There seems to be a perception, from outside the club, that we are at loggerheads, but I don’t know why people are jumping on the bandwagon because it is a false picture.”
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