Charles N’Zogbia says he will never play for Joe Kinnear again after being insulted on TV by the Newcastle manager.
Charles N’Zogbia has gone on strike at Newcastle, as a result of' Joe Kinnear mistakenly calling him “insomnia” instead of N’Zogbia on television.
The Frenchman has vowed never to play again under Kinnear again because of the mistake, which surely is more like a last ditch attempt by N’Zogbia to leave the club during the transfer window.
Having been insulted by Joe Kinnear, I will never play for him again while he remains Newcastle manager.
I wish to apologise to the fans for wanting to leave the club.
The club are aware there are offers on the table for me and should accept one of them.
Joe Kinnear responded:
OK, I got a little tongue-tied, but if I had a pound for every time I’ve mispronounced a player’s name down the years then I’d be a very wealthy man indeed.
There have already been plenty of quotes attributed to Charles during January saying he is interested in leaving but the truth is we haven’t received a formal offer for him.
Sadly this just smacks of a desperate attempt to engineer a move away from Newcastle United – a club that gave Charles the chance to play in the Premier League and which has rewarded him handsomely during his time at St James’ Park.