Alan Pardew ‘sad’ to see Joe Kinnear leave Newcastle United

Joe Kinnear
Joe Kinnear

ALAN Pardew says he was “sad” to see Joe Kinnear lose his job at Newcastle United.

Kinnear left the club this week after almost eight months in a director of football role.

The 67-year-old, controversially put in charge of “all football-related matters” last summer by club owner Mike Ashley, had been blamed for the club’s failure to make a permanent signing in the last two transfer windows.

But Pardew said: “It’s sad to see anybody lose their job.

“He did a lot of good work here.

“But the decision was the board’s decision.

“My job is working towards getting the club’s position in the league more secure.”