Soccer-Kinnear set for Newcastle director of football role (Reuters)

June 16 (Reuters) – Former Newcastle United manager Joe Kinnear has been approached by the Premier League club to become its new director of football on a three-year deal, he said on Sunday. Kinnear was appointed at St James’ Park after Kevin Keegan left the club in September 2008 but stepped aside in early 2009 due to heart problems. “I’m as fit as a fiddle now. I’m delighted with the situation,” the 66-year-old former Ireland international told Sky Sports News. “I wanted to get my teeth into something in the Premiership. I think I am ideal for this situation. …

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