Kinnear Appointment - Like A Knife Through The Heart!

Last updated : 17 June 2013 By Footy Mad - Editor


s1946: Born in Dublin, December 27.

1965: Joins Tottenham from St Albans City. Wins the FA Cup once in 1967 and the League Cup twice in 1971 and 1973 in a 10-year spell at White Hart Lane.

1975: Joins Brighton.

1977: Career is ended by a knee injury after winning 26 caps for Republic of Ireland. Has a five-year spell in Dubai managing Sharjah and Al-Shabab where he works with Dave Mackay. Also spends three months in charge of the India national team and later returns to England to join Mackay at Doncaster. Becomes manager when Mackay leaves for Birmingham, but is later replaced by Billy Bremner.

1991: Offered the chance to join Wimbledon as reserve-team coach.

1992: Appointed manager of the Dons with the club bottom of league with 12 games to go. Wimbledon finish 13th and Kinnear lands a five-year contract.

1997: Takes Dons to the semi-finals of FA Cup and League Cup.

1999: March 3: Rushed to hospital after suffering a mild heart attack at Hillsborough prior to Wimbledon's game at Sheffield Wednesday.

June: Stands down as Dons boss due to ill health.

2000: Declares his interest in the vacant manager's job at Fulham following sacking of Paul Bracewell.

2001: February 7 - Appointed director of football at Luton.

2002: After being unable to keep Luton in League One, guides them to promotion from League Two at the first attempt.

2003: May 23 - Leaves Luton after helping them finish ninth in Division Two.

2004: February 10 - Appointed manager of Nottingham Forest.

May - Guides Forest to 14th in Division One in the league after a great run of form.

December 16 - Resigns as Nottingham Forest manager.

2008: September 26 - Appointed as Newcastle interim manager until the end of October.

October 2 - Delivers an expletive-packed press conference ahead of first match in charge of Newcastle, with a fierce attack on journalists he believes were ridiculing him and trying to undermine his position.

November 22 - Having had his stay extended in October, Kinnear is given another month in charge.

November 27 - Charged with improper conduct by the Football Association after branding Martin Atkinson "a Mickey Mouse referee" following Newcastle's 2-1 Barclays Premier League defeat at Fulham on November 9.

November 28 - Newcastle confirm Kinnear will remain in charge for the rest of the season.

December 8 - Charged by the FA with using abusive and insulting words towards a match official during the 2-2 Barclays Premier League draw with Stoke on December 6. Kinnear had been ordered from the bench by referee Mike Riley after he contested the free-kick from which Stoke scored their injury-time equaliser.

December 28 - Newcastle are thrashed 5-1 at home by Liverpool.

2009: January 16 - Claims he has been offered a "very lucrative" contract to stay at Newcastle beyond end of the season.

January 29 - Charles N'Zogbia claims he has been "insulted" by Kinnear, who pronounced his surname as "Insomnia" in a post-match interview, and vows never to play for Newcastle again. Kinnear claims he was simply "tongue-tied". N'Zogbia leaves the club to join Wigan days later.

February 7 - Admitted to hospital prior to Newcastle's 3-2 victory at West Brom after complaining of feeling unwell.

February 11 - The club announce Kinnear needs heart bypass surgery.

February 12 - The club confirm Kinnear's surgery will take place on February 13, with assistants Chris Hughton and Colin Calderwood to take temporary charge of first-team affairs.

March 20 - Kinnear, following a triple bypass and now fitted with a pacemaker, says in a newspaper interview that he is targeting a return to is job by the end of April.

April 1: After Kinnear's return fails to materialise, Alan Shearer is named Newcastle manager until the end of the season, but fails to save the club from relegation.

May 30: Kinnear's Newcastle contract officially expires.

2013: June 16 - Confirms he has signed a deal to return to Newcastle as director of football on a reported three-year deal.







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