Rumour has it, Mike Ashley wants the Newcastle manager "on his bike", and Kinnear has the task of putting him under pressure . until he cracks.
And Pardew knows it!
It's going to be an interesting battle of wills.
Joe Kinnear: “What I’m doing is overseeing everything at the club.
“I’m looking at the coaches and how they work.
“I’m looking at everything else that goes on in football.
“I’m going to sit down with the manager and see what can improve us.
“I’ll be working out of the training ground. I’ve got an office there.
“I’ll be looking at everything – the training, the players, the attitudes.
“Two years ago we finished fifth. That was an exceptionally good year.
“What I want to know myself, when I sit down with Alan, is what was the cause of such a drastic second season.
“Instead of building on the first one, what was the drastic that got us to where we almost got relegated.
“Whether it was the Europa League dragging us into extra matches, I don’t know.
“I’m going to sit down, and I want to hear it from Alan and other people connected with the club.”
Source: Newcastle United Mad