Newcastle United team crestJoe Kinnear may be destined for a role away from the touchline as he continues his recovery from heart surgery.

The Newcastle manager is due to meet doctors early next month to see if he’s fit enough to return to work, possibly for the trip to Stoke City on 11th April.

However, the Magpies managing director Derek Llambias has already said that the club will take no risks with Kinnear’s health and now Kinnear himself has hinted that any future post with United may be at director level.

Speaking to the Newcastle Chronicle, Kinnear said:

new england home kit I’m just desperate to be back and do what I can for Newcastle.

I still think we have enough quality players to see us through this.

Obviously I look forward to next season, and I want to say that what’s happening now will never happen again.

Whatever happens, I will have an input. It’s as simple as that.

If I can’t do certain things, I will be speaking to staff and players at the club and working at the training ground during the week.

I’ll still have a major say to the players too. We’ll work it that way.

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