Joe Kinnear insists he can handle the pressure at relegation-threatened Newcastle United.

"I've had 10 years with my back to the wall. This is nothing new to me," said Kinnear.

"Every club I've gone to has always been in the s**t. That's the sort of jobs I do. I went to Nottingham Forest and had 10 games to keep them up. That's what I done. I kept them up. I went to Luton, 10 games first season kept them up, second season got them promoted. Wimbledon, had 10 years there, stayed in the top league, no money.

"This is the biggest job I've ever had, no question, because of the pressure that comes with it. It's seven days a week isn't it. I put pressure on myself every week."