Joe Kinnear will end up replacing Alan Pardew as Newcastle United manager according to club fanzine No.9.
Steve Wraith, the spokesman for the NUFC Fans United Group and editor of the fanzine, believes director of football Kinnear is only at the club to step into Pardew’s role if negative results continue to occur.
However, Wraith feels that the Toon faithful are more behind Pardew now than they were last campaign when the club fell from fifth to 16th on the Premier League table.
“There is more support for Alan Pardew now than there was at the end of last season, when many wanted him out,” said Wraith.
“They feel he has been ¬undermined and the Joe Kinnear situation has made it inevitable he will replace him as manager.
“I don’t think Pardew would argue with that assessment - and I am privy to certain conversations he has had with certain people.
“Pardew knows he’s on borrowed time and if results continue to go pear-shaped, there’s only one man who’s going to get his job.
“Kinnear approached Mick Harford in the summer to be his assistant - who ever heard of a director of football having an assistant?
“That was Joe’s way of telling us what is going to happen. It just seems inevitable and Pardew does not deserve to be treated like this.”
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