Toon boss Kinnear needs surgery

AILING Newcastle boss Joe Kinnear has been told he needs heart bypass surgery and will miss two months of Premier League action, it emerged today.

AILING Newcastle boss Joe Kinnear has been told he needs heart bypass surgery and will miss two months of Premier League action, it emerged today.

The 62-year-old is set to have an operation later this week after tests discovered a problem in the wake of him falling ill before his side's game on Saturday.

Assistants Chris Hughton and Colin Calderwood will take charge of the relegation-threatened club in Kinnear's absence.


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