Shearer - Pardew Can't Work Under These Conditions!
Alan Shearer believes the appointment of Joe Kinnear as Newcastle's director of football has turned the club into a laughing stock.
Kinnear has wasted little time in making his presence felt, saying Gerordies were not intelligent, and in an interview he struggled to pronounce the names of some of his players, as well as managing director Derek Llambias.
He named players he he claimed he had signed, when obviously they hadn't, and he sais "I know every manager in the world".
Llambias subsequently resigned after learning that the 66-year-old Irishman would assume some of his duties under a surprise shake-up of the club's football activities instigated by sportswear tycoon Ashley.
Alan Shearer: "Where do we start? What I do know is that right now people are laughing at the football club I support. And that sickens me.
"I promised myself years ago never to be surprised by what happens in football - particularly when it comes to Newcastle.
"But this situation really is stretching it a bit.
"While other clubs are all plotting and planning for next season, Newcastle have a manager who has just been totally undermined.
"Alan Pardew has said he will carry on but I am sure it will be a difficult situation.
"As for that announcement, what are the players to think when he can't even get their names right? It's all a PR disaster.
"Pardew's silence on the appointment of Kinnear himself over recent days said it all.
"But what could he say?
"He is in such an intolerable position.
"He can't come out and slaughter his employers but at the same time he can't agree with a situation which no manager would find comfortable."
Source: Newcastle United Mad
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