1977: Career is ended by a knee injury after winning 26 caps for Republic of Ireland. Has a five-year spell in Dubai managing Sharjah and Al-Shabab, where he works with Dave Mackay. Also spends three months in charge of the India national team and later returns to England to join Mackay at Doncaster. Becomes manager when Mackay leaves for Birmingham, but is later replaced by Billy Bremner.
1991: Offered the chance to join Wimbledon as reserve-team coach.
1992: Appointed manager of the Dons with the club bottom of league with 12 games to go. Wimbledon finish 13th and Kinnear lands a five-year contract.
1997: Takes Dons to the semi-finals of FA Cup and League Cup.
1999: March 3: Rushed to hospital after suffering a mild heart attack at Hillsborough prior to Wimbledons game at Sheffield Wednesday. June: Stands down as Dons boss due to ill health.
2001: February 7 - Appointed director of football at Luton.
2002: After being unable to keep Luton in League One, guides them to promotion from League Two at the first attempt.
2003: May 23 - Leaves Luton after helping them finish ninth in Division Two.
2004: February 10 - Appointed manager of Nottingham Forest.
May - Guides Forest to 14th in Division One in the league after a great run of form.
December 16 - Resigns as Nottingham Forest manager.
2008: September 26 - Appointed as Newcastle interim manager until the end of October.
October 2 - Delivers an expletive-packed press conference ahead of first match in charge of Newcastle, with a fierce attack on journalists he believes were ridiculing him and trying to undermine his position.
November 22 - Having had his stay extended in October, Kinnear is given another month in charge.
November 27 - Charged with improper conduct by the Football Association after branding Martin Atkinson a Mickey Mouse referee following Newcastles 2-1 Barclays Premier League defeat at Fulham on November 9.
November 28 - Newcastle confirm Kinnear will remain in charge for the rest of the season.
2009: January 16 - Claims he has been offered a very lucrative contract to stay at Newcastle beyond end of the season.
January 29 - Charles NZogbia, above, claims he has been insulted by Kinnear, who pronounced his surname as Insomnia in a post-match interview, and vows never to play for Newcastle again. Kinnear claims he was simply tongue-tied. NZogbia leaves the club to join Wigan days later.
February 7 - Admitted to hospital prior to Newcastle's 3-2 victory at West Brom after complaining of feeling unwell.
February 11 - The club announce Kinnear needs heart bypass surgery.
March 20 - Kinnear, following a triple bypass and now fitted with a pacemaker, says in a newspaper interview that he is targeting a return to his job by the end of April.
April 1 - After Kinnear's return fails to materialise, Alan Shearer, above, is named Newcastle manager until the end of the season but fails to save the club from relegation.
May 30 - Kinnear's Newcastle contract officially expires.
2013: June 16 - Confirms he has signed a deal to return to Newcastle as director of football on a reported three-year deal.
June 17 - In a bizarre late-night interview with talkSPORT, Kinnear claimed to have more intelligence than Newcastle fans unhappy with his appointment and struggled to pronounce the names of several first-team players as well as managing director Derek Llambias, who, Kinnear said, had resigned from his position.
June 18 - Newcastle finally confirm the appointment of Kinnear as director of football on a three-year deal.
2014: January 29 - Influential midfielder Yohan Cabaye, above, is sold to Paris St Germain for a fee reportedly in the region of £20m on the same day that striker Luuk de Jong joins on loan from Borussia Monchengladbach.
January 31 - Newcastle fail to sign a replacement for Cabaye on transfer deadline day.
February 3 - Kinnear leaves his position as director of football after failing to complete a permanent deal during his time in the role.