Kinnear told BBC 5 Live he expects to be in charge for "six to eight games"
Newcastle have named former Wimbledon and Luton manager Joe Kinnear as their interim boss until the end of October in a shock new twist at St James' Park.
The Magpies have been without a manager since Kevin Keegan quit on 4 September, slumping to three straight defeats.
But Kinnear, 61, believes Keegan, and possibly Alan Shearer, could take over once the club is sold to new owners.
The Irishman, who has been out of football management since 2004, said: "I am very excited by this challenge."
And he told BBC Radio 5 Live: "I am aware that the new owners have Kevin Keegan and possibly Alan Shearer parked around the corner.
"I understand investors are about to buy the club, (current owner) Mike Ashley told me openly. I will be here for six to eight games."
Ashley has put the club up for sale after becoming tired of the abuse he has received from fans following Keegan's resignation at the beginning of the month and the team's poor start to the season.
A Nigerian consortium claims it is preparing a £350m takeover fund, with London-based businessman Chris Nathaniel saying: "We're at the stage where we are doing the security checks on the individuals who have the money."
And Kinnear is fully aware - and comfortable with - the fact the role is temporary.
"I've never run from a fight in football and this is just about getting the team through," he told 5 Live.
"I believe the club will be sold soon and at the moment (coach) Chris Hughton needs all the help he can get. I hope now that I can help to get a few results together.
"Those are the cards that I have and I'll do the best that I can."
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