Joe Kinnear’s appointment at Newcastle United as Director of Football has gone down like a fart in a spacesuit.
For those looking for value above outrage, you can still get Newcastle here at about 14/1 to be relegated from the Premier League next season.
Until tomorrow, here’s some of the best reaction from Twitter.
There are many interesting appointments already this summer, but few more surreal than Newcastle's new director of football, Joe Kinnear.
— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) June 16, 2013
Football: Sky Sports News: "When it comes to transfers, who will have the final say?" Kinnear: "It'll be me."
— Guardian sport (@guardian_sport) June 16, 2013
Newcastle: insert Joe Kinnear
— sportingintelligence (@sportingintel) June 16, 2013
Pardew won't quit. Ashley won't sack him.. It's two middle-aged men's wallets and JFK playing Mexican Standoff as Rome crumbles. #NUFC
— NUFCThreatLevel (@NUFCThreatLevel) June 16, 2013
Bye bye Pardew – no one would blame you if you left the circus. Joe F'ing Kinnear FFS! Ashley just can't help himself – idiot! #nufc
— Colin Mitchell (@colinmitchell) June 16, 2013
Nothing on the website still and nothing from @NUFCOfficial. Still hoping Kinnear rocked up at SSN, said he was DoF and they ran with it.
— Jonathan (@JonnyGabriel) June 16, 2013
"F*ckin' hoof the c*nt!". Joe Kinnear, directing football.
— Toby Fair (@TopTopPundit) June 16, 2013
As a Sunderland fan my overriding feelings on Kinnear now are befuddlement and pity. In time I'm sure they'll be replaced with amusement.
— Michael Graham (@Capt_Fishpaste) June 16, 2013
Joe Kinnear back to Newcastle? Get that swear jar out! #nufc
— Anton Stanley (@antonstanley) June 16, 2013
If you wanted an angry sweary director of football that’d enjoy winding pardew up could’ve hired @WeAreTheMags
— John (@CoffeeJohnny_) June 16, 2013
All of the good work Mike Ashley has done to redeem himself over the past few years has been destroyed with this appointment. #nufc
— Ross Lindsay (@RossLindsay20) June 16, 2013
5 – Joe Kinnear won only five of 24 Premier League games as Newcastle manager (21%). Upstairs.
— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) June 16, 2013
Was anyone else surprised to hear Joe Kinnear was still alive? #NUFC
— Rich Payne (@RichPayne1986) June 16, 2013
— Jonathan Sneath (@Sneathy81) June 16, 2013
— robert walker (@robwnufc) June 16, 2013
Good to see joe kinnear back at a top flight club in some capacity. Fuck the German or Spanish model, lets go back to long ball
— Phil Hosking (@philhosks) June 16, 2013
It must be said, Joe Kinnear had a very good record as Nepal manager in 1987.
— Matthew Stanger (@MatthewStanger) June 16, 2013
— Harry (@Shmurfaay) June 16, 2013
Quite where that leaves Alan Pardew and Graham Carr remains to be seen. In a state of complete and utter bewilderment I would imagine. #NUFC
— Scott Wilson (@Scottwilsonecho) June 16, 2013