Mispronounced several players' names, including calling Newcastle managing director Derek Llambias "Lambazi", Yohan Cabaye "Yohan Cabab" and Shola Ameobi "Shola Amamobi".
At the end of the interview Kinnear was asked if he wanted to "say anything personally to the Newcastle fans who perhaps don't back this decision". He replied: "To all the fans who don't agree with this decision, shall I bring Llambias back in? What do you want? What do they want?
Kinnear's managerial career
Appointed manager of Wimbledon
Wins League Managers' Association manager of the year award after Dons finish sixth in Premier League
Guides Wimbledon to the semi-finals of FA Cup and League Cup
Suffers heart attack in March during game, stands down from job
After a three-month spell as Oxford director of football, Kinnear takes over as Luton boss before being sacked in May 2003
Replaces Paul Hart at Nottingham Forest but resigns after 10 months
Appointed interim Newcastle manager after Kevin Keegan resigns
Taken ill and undergoes triple heart bypass. Replaced by Chris Hughton
Reveals he is returning to Newcastle as director of football
"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."
“Wow, at least get my name right”
Newcastle forward Sammy Ameobi's reaction to Kinnear's pronunciation of his family name.
Kinnear revealed his appointment in an interview with Sky Sports News on Sunday, but the club did not confirm his arrival until Tuesday.
His first stint at Newcastle lasted just over four months and was marked by a fractious relationship with journalists. Some have criticised his return. Mark Jensen, editor of fanzine
, said he was "amazed and astounded" that the former Wimbledon boss was coming back to the club.
But Kinnear said he would never forget the support of fans after his heart attack in 2009.
The former Tottenham player said: "I got over 10,000 letters when I had my heart attack, I felt very proud of that and thought I did an excellent job.
"A lot of Geordies are influenced by the media set, because I stood up to 100 journalists that night. It was the same night we beat Tottenham 2-1. The journalists always had it in ... many of the Geordie fans were sucked in."
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