Date: 17th January 2009 at 12:23pm
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Having spoke about numerous signings from other clubs of late, Joe Kinnear has come out and talked of his own future, with the current incumbent of the hotseat offered another two years to try and turn the club around. Kinnear said:

‘I know what my own future is. I’m just mulling over things in my head at the moment. I have been offered a very lucrative contract. Mike Ashley, (managing director) Derek Llambias and I, we’ve sat down and talked about taking the club forward and about reinvesting in the club in the summer.

But I said to them that first and foremost, we have to work hard and establish ourselves as a Premier League side and get away from the relegation fight. I really don’t need any more distractions than that.

What I suggested to the club was that we all sit down in the summer and look at each other and say what direction do we want to take the club in, refinancing it, letting players go and bringing in my own players. I’ll also see what my wife and family have to say about the situation of moving up here permanently.’