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Mick Harford Turns Down Newcastle United Job

mick harford Mick Harford Turns Down Newcastle United Job

Former Newcastle United striker Mick Harford has turned down the job to work at Newcastle United. Harford was offered a position to work as as assistant alongside Newcastle United Director of Football Joe Kinnear, but Harford passed on the opportunity.

Harford told Sky Sports News:

“I have declined an offer to be Joe Kinnear’s assistant.

“After meeting with Mike Ashley and Joe Kinnear, I made the decision that it’s not the right time for me to take up this role.

“It was an honor to be asked to work at a fantastic club and I have the utmost respect for the club and its fans.

“I am currently enjoying a role helping out at Millwall, but would like to thank Mike Ashley and Joe Kinnear for the opportunity.”

Harford was reported to be very close to a deal, so it makes you wonder why he backed out at the last minute — whether it was not enough money, or perhaps the job would be tougher than expected working alongside — to be frank — a bumbling idiot such as Kinnear.

As a further development to the story, Mick Harford has been promoted to assistant manager at Millwall.

In the meantime, Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew is hoping that Kinnear can sign a new striker for the club after Shola Ameobi is out injured while Papiss Cisse refuses to play for the club if he has to wear the shirt-sponsored jersey.


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