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Kinnear 'will resume Magpies job'

Joe Kinnear
Kinnear is recovering from a triple heart bypass but will return in summer

Newcastle United expect Joe Kinnear to return as manager this summer, when he has fully recovered from heart surgery.

Managing director Derek Llambias revealed that the former Wimbledon boss will take over from interim manager Alan Shearer once the season is over.

"Both Joe and the club have decided it is sensible that Joe does not return to management this season," said Llambias.

"He needs to concentrate on making a full recovery before his return in the summer as our manager."

Kinnear had a triple heart bypass in February and had initially been expected to return in April.


With his return delayed the club have turned to former Newcastle and England striker Shearer.

He has been appointed until the end of May and insists he will only be in charge at the relegation-threatened club for eight games.

"Joe is recovering at home. What part Joe has to play for next season or the season after that, you will have to speak to the necessary people (about). I have nothing to do with that," Shearer said.

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