The Tweets after news breaks that Joe Kinnear will be Newcastle’s new Director of Football

Twitter woke up on Sunday afternoon with the rumour that Joe Kinnear is set for a shock return to St James’ Park to become the Director of Football of Newcastle.

Magpies will no doubt remember Kinnear’s chaotic spell as manager on Tyneside back in 2008-9, when the cockney took over the post following Kevin Keegan’s dismissal from the club.

Kinnear put in a lot of effort on the touchline at Newcastle, before he was unfortunately forced to leave the job due to heart problems. Yet Kinnear’s tenure at the Toon was also filled with colourful, embarrassing incidents too.

Famously Kinnear swore 52 times in six minutes during his first press conference in charge of Newcastle, calling the Mirror’s Simon Bird a “c***”. Moreover, the manager had a massive falling out with Charles N’Zogbia, with the final straw coming when the gaffer mispronounced N’Zogbia’s name during an interview in which he called him ‘insomnia’.

Now rumours have sprung up Joe Kinnear may be Newcastle’s new Director of Football and the reaction has been quick in coming.

UPDATE: Newcastle have now confirmed that Joe Kinnear has signed a three year deal to become Newcastle’s new Director of Football. Kinnear has told Sky Sports that he’ll have the final say on all Newcastle transfers.

Read a collection of the best Tweets below.