“I heard a silly comment of ‘what can I attract?’. I can open the door to any manager in the world, anyone, that’s the difference. I’ve spent my whole life talking to Alex Ferguson, week in, week out.
“I can pick the phone up at any time of the day and speak to [Arsenal manager] Arsene Wenger, any manager in the league. In all the divisions.
“I don’t know what angle they’ve [critics] got, if they want to sit down and argue with me. Some are talking out of their backsides, a load of tosh. I’m not accepting it, as simple as that. I have certainly got more intelligence than them, that’s for sure.
“Judge me on my signings.”
These are just some of the comments Joe Kinnear made when taking over as Director of Football at Newcastle United earlier this summer.
However, following the closure of the transfer window, Newcastle’s total spend amalgamates to £0.
You can relive that infamous interview below which had Toon fans up in arms at the time it was aired, let alone now! But after you’ve refreshed your memory, check out some of the funniest responses to Kinnear’s appointment on Twitter…