Newcastle assistant Jason Tindall aims dig at Unai Emery over handshake snub
Posted by  badge Boss on Feb 03
Jason Tindall has responded to Unai Emery’s handshake snub (Picture: Getty)

Jason Tindall has taken aim at after the boss awkwardly left him hanging following their 3-1 loss to on Tuesday.

The Magpies picked up only their second away win of the season with a superb display at Villa Park in midweek, with a quickfire brace from Fabian Schar and Alex Moreno’s second-half own goal sealing the visitors all three points.

The result also condemned the home side to their first defeat on home soil in over 11 months.

At full-time, Tindall appeared to be snubbed by Emery who turned away quickly after shaking Eddie Howe’s hand.

The Newcastle assistant manager has now responded and aimed a sly dig at the Spaniard for his actions.

‘I don’t look at it that way, it’s not a battle between me and the opposing manager or coaching staff,’ Tindall said at a pre-match press conference when asked if he took the rejection personally.

‘If someone doesn’t shake my hand, I’m not in control of that. Some people act differently when they lose compared to when they win.’

Tindall, speaking to the media in place of the ill Eddie Howe, has become somewhat of a high-profile figure during his time at St James Park due to his eccentric personality on the touchline.

The 46-year-old’s mannerisms and idiosyncrasies have, at times, rubbed rival managers up the wrong way, but the Englishman insists he won’t change how he acts.

‘I can’t do anything about it. I’m just me and I won’t stop being me,’ he added.

‘If anyone thinks that is going to stop me behaving in a certain way or being my real self then it’s not going to happen.

‘I don’t mean to get under opposing managers’ skin and upset anyone but all I’m interested in is helping Newcastle United win football matches. Once kick-off is there that’s my only motivation and if that upsets anyone then so be it.’

Newcastle host Luton Town on Saturday, with Tindall revealing that key striker Alexander Isak could well be passed fit to play after the Swede was withdrawn in the first half of their clash with Villa.

‘He’s a lot better; he’s improved,’ he said.

‘Wednesday, Thursday and today there’s an improvement. We’ll have to assess him after today. He’s got a chance to be involved tomorrow.’

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