Joe Kinnear Set For New Contract!

Last updated : 24 October 2008 By Footy Mad - Editor
The 61-year-old will extend his stay on Tyneside, which was due to expire at the end of October, until the end of November by agreeing a rolling deal.

Kinnear: "I will be signing a new contract, but it will be for another month.

"It's a monthly situation because I know they are in talks - who with, I have no idea - but they are in talks and what they are doing, it is just like a rolling contract, one month after another month, and then take it from there.

"During the week, there were three or four managers mentioned. Gerard Houllier - there were so many, I lost count. Sven-Goran Eriksson was in there as well.

"I don't know, really. There are so many consortiums. My missus rang me and said, 'There's a new one come in tonight'.

"It's amazing the coverage they are getting because when I was down in London, you got a little bit about Newcastle.

"I have never seen a back-page lead in the Evening Standard, when you have got Chelsea, Arsenal and all the other clubs, until now.

"I love it. It's the best thing I have ever done, it really is.

"I have tried on numerous occasions to get myself back in. All the interviews that I'd had, I had asked if I could just make a statement and have them to listen to what I had to say.

"But it was, 'How's your heart?', 'How's your medical situation?', so really, I was written off, to be honest.

"This is a fantastic opportunity for me to let everybody know I am back in the business."