- Tyne Tees
The football world is still in shock this afternoon as Joe Kinnear prepares to make his remarkable return to Newcastle United.
The club are expected to confirm the 66-year old's appointment to the role of Director of Football within the next 24 hours.
Kinnear managed the Magpies for 6 months after Kevin Keegan resigned in 2008.
It is understood that the current Newcastle Manager Alan Pardew was aware the appointment was being made.
However, with Kinnear claiming he will report directly to the owner Mike Ashley and have the final say on transfers and other football matters - many people are struggling to see how the new relationship will work.
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
Joe Kinnear has attempted to build bridges with the Newcastle fans he last week claimed he was more intelligent than.