Newcastle news

Ashley responsible for Kinnear decision

June 19, 2013
By Kevin Palmer
Newcastle owner Mike Ashley was the sole decision maker in the move to appoint Joe Kinnear as the club's director of football and he will not go back on the plan despite the backlash from media and supporters, ESPN understands.

• Brewin: The madness of Mike Ashley

Manager Alan Pardew has declined to comment in the days since Kinnear revealed he had agreed a three-year deal with Ashley, but he was not alone in being kept in the dark over the appointment.

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