Kinnear said: "Robbie Earle was going to have been my number two when I was offered the Sheffield Wednesday job and I always felt he had a good future as a coach and a manager.
"He's gone into media work now, but I still speak to Robbie at least once a week and without giving too much out, I'm hoping to get him involved two days a week.
"He's contracted to do his television and media work but he's man with a great knowledge and he's of the right material to make a top-class coach."
Earle scored 76 goals in 350 appearances for Wimbledon following his move from Port Vale for £775,000 in July 1991 and played for Jamaica at the World Cup finals in France 1998.
Thankfully fellow ITV1's The Premiership pundit Ron Atkinson won't be returning with him.