Joe Kinnear resigns from Newcastle United role

Joe Kinnear resigns from his role as director of football at Newcastle United with immediate effect.

Joe Kinnear has resigned from his role as director of football at Newcastle United with immediate effect.

The 67-year-old former Wimbledon and Magpies manager has suffered with long-term health problems, but the club have not commented on the circumstances of his departure at this stage.

A brief statement on their official website read: "Newcastle United can confirm that Joe Kinnear has this evening resigned from his position as director of football with immediate effect. The club will be making no further comment."

Kinnear's unpopular return to St James' Park in 2013 was followed by criticism from the Geordie faithful after the club chose not to make a permanent signing in his first summer heading the player recruitment team.

The sale of star asset Yohan Cabaye to Paris Saint-Germain, and Newcastle's failure to replace him in the January transfer window, resulted in further questions being asked of his capability.

Kinnear, whose relationship with Magpies boss Alan Pardew was believed to be frosty, failed to spend a single penny of Newcastle's money in his role as director of football.

Neither he nor club owner Mike Ashley was in attendance during the 3-0 Tyne-Wear derby defeat to Sunderland on Saturday.

Newcastle manager Alan Pardew prior to kick-off in the match against Chelsea on November 2, 2013
Read Next:
Pardew eyes Newcastle signings in January
You May Like
Recomended from Sports Mole

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Premier League
La Liga
Ligue 1
League One
League Two
National League
Scottish Cup
Scottish League One
Scottish League Two
Segunda Division
Serie B
Ligue 2
Australian A-League
Belgian Pro League
Greek Superleague
Indian I-League
Liga MX
Primeira Liga
Turkish Super Lig
1Manchester CityMan City24212170185265
2Manchester UnitedMan Utd24165349163353
5Tottenham HotspurSpurs23135546212544
7Leicester CityLeicester249783632434
11West Ham UnitedWest Ham2468103042-1226
13Crystal Palace2467112237-1525
14Huddersfield TownHuddersfield2466121941-2224
15Newcastle UnitedNewcastle2465132234-1223
16Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton2458111733-1623
17Stoke CityStoke2465132550-2523
19West Bromwich AlbionWest Brom24311101931-1220
20Swansea CitySwansea2345141435-2117
Login, I already have my ad-free pass
Log in with Facebook to customise Sports Mole
Buy ad-free access (show me the options)
Buy monthly ad-free access for £1.20/month
Buy yearly ad-free access for £12 (2 months free)
Settings - Logout - Manage your account
Settings - Logout - Manage your account