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Kinnear explains media outburst

Joe Kinnear
Kinnear has had a tough start to his brief spell as Magpies boss

Newcastle boss Joe Kinnear has explained the reasons behind his foul-mouthed outburst at a news conference earlier this month.

Kinnear, 61, swore more than 50 times at reporters but told BBC 5 Live: "It's the language I have grown up with.

"I'm not trying to be something I'm not. I grew up on a council estate in Watford."

The Football Association said Kinnear had apologised but warned him against repeating his actions.

Kinnear, whose appointment as interim manager of the struggling Premier League club was greeted with shock, claimed he was upset at his treatment in the media.

And he hit out at newspaper journalists that he believed had ridiculed him and tried to undermine his position.

The former Wimbledon boss added: "I come from a one-parent family. My dad died when I was young and my mum brought up five on a council estate.

"There were an awful lot of characters at Wimbledon in the 10 years that I was there for it.

"There were things that had to be said and I don't know how to say them any other way than to tell them straight how it is."

Kinnear would stay at Newcastle 'for life'

Kinnear added that the international break has given him time to find his feet on Tyneside - and that he would stay at the club "for life" if given the chance.

"The break has given me the chance to get some key players back, like Obafemi Martins," he said.

"It's given me a good chance to take stock of what I've got, work with the players and get to know them better. I've got a good feeling about the place, too.

"Maybe I've brought new ideas into the club, but I like to keep everything simple.

"I'd stay here for life if I could. It's a massive club and I want to be part of it."

see also
Butt offers support for Kinnear
16 Oct 08 |  Newcastle
FA warns Kinnear over his conduct
14 Oct 08 |  Newcastle
Kinnear starts work at Newcastle
30 Sep 08 |  Newcastle
Kinnear seeks to lift team spirit
29 Sep 08 |  Newcastle
Kinnear reign hindered by old ban
28 Sep 08 |  Newcastle
Kinnear targets 18 points from six games
27 Sep 08 |  Match of the Day
Magpies name Kinnear interim boss
26 Sep 08 |  Newcastle

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