Kinnear Deal Would Be A Toon Disaster!

Last updated : 21 January 2009 By Footy Mad - Editor
The Newcastle boss has refused to commit himself to agreeing a new contract because he knows full well his association with the fans is reaching breaking point.

The transfer window has only increased the uncertainty at St James' Park with Shay Given, Michael Owen and Charles N'Zogbia in the transfer spotlight, and (as usual when trouble is looming) 11 senior players out through injury.

Kinnear: "Can I bring in the players I want - and can I get rid of the players I don't want?

"I've got an offer of a two-and-a-half year contract here and I'm just mulling it over.

"I'll make that decision later. I've got the offer in writing and I'm quite happy with everything except one or two things I want to sort out."

Owner Mike Ashley wants to keep his "puppet" because he has already tauted the job around London to just about every unemployed manager and received very little interest.

Kinnear jumped at the chance of a new six month deal after his monthly contract came to an end in December, but this time the hot seat is reaching boiling point.