The former Wimbledon boss was confirmed in his new position on Tuesday but has come under fire after insulting Newcastle fans and mispronouncing the names of several players in a bizarre radio interview on Monday.
But Taylor (pictured right) revealed that he enjoyed playing under Kinnear and believes his arrival will provide a boost for the St James' Park outfit.
Steven Taylor: "I am really happy to see Joe back at the club and I think his return can only be positive for everyone connected to the club.
"Joe was great for me when he was manager and I really enjoyed playing for him.
"We were in a great position under Joe in the league until he got ill and it was after that that things went wrong.
"Joe wears his heart on his sleeve and he tells it as it is and I think he is someone that Newcastle exactly need.
"Joe has lots of experience and he is very knowledgeable and I for one am really excited to see him back at Newcastle."
Then SKY TV switched off the mic and Taylor was seen doubled up on the floor pissing his pants!
WE TELL IT AS IT IS - NO BULLSHIT!
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