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Joe Kinnear has promised to meet fans who have voiced concerns over his recent appointment as Newcastle United's Director of Football.
Around 200 supporters held a meeting near St James' Park last night.
Joe Kinnear had been invited, but he did not attend.
Instead a friend of his - Eddie McIntyre - read out a statement on his behalf.
Kinnear said he regretted his recent comments in the media, and hoped to attend a fans meeting in the future.
However, many supporters were left dissatisfied.
Newcastle United fans still reeling from the shock appointment of Joe Kinnear as Director of Football are meeting tonight to discuss the situation at the club.
Joe Kinnear has been invited to attend the meeting which is open to all Newcastle supporters.
Representatives from the club are attending the meeting at Newcastle Labour club.
Julia Barthram sent this report - watch it below.
Newcastle United confirmed that Joe Kinnear has been given a three year contract as Director of Football. Manager Alan Pardew will report directly to him.
But the new man is unlikely to receive a warm welcome back after branding some Newcastle fans opposed to his appointment as lacking intelligence
Joe Kinnear criticises Newcastle fans during a radio interview on Talk Sport
PR expert David Alexander said Joe Kinnear's radio interviews would do little to endear him to the Newcastle fans.
Alexander, a CIPR chartered PR practitioner, said the club should have "controlled the message" of his appointment:
He suggested that the club's management should demonstrate a togetherness in order to win back the fans and that a transfer move for former striker Andy Carroll would help alleviate the antagonism.
Latest ITV News reports
Joe Kinnear has promised to meet supporters who have voiced concerns over his recent appointment as Newcastle United's Director of Footbal
Joe Kinnear was spared an angry reception as Newcastle fans met to discuss a turbulent week on Tyneside