The Independent, in what they call an exclusive, are reporting tonight that Graham Carr is considering resigning from his post as Newcastle’s Chief Scout, a position he has held since February of 2010.
Graham Carr – on brink after Kinnear appointment
The news is that the 68 year-old is considering following Derek LLambias out of the club at Newcastle, after Joe Kinnear was announced as the Director of Football yesterday morning, and Joe has already famously embarrassed himself and the club several times.
Alan Pardew on the other hand has said he’s staying at the club, so the only person left that’s most affected by Joe’s appointment is Graham – and there’s a chance this is a made-up story – so we shouldn’t over-react – well not too much anyway.
But if this is true the appointment of Joe Kinnear is completely blowing up Newcastle United – or should we say Mike Ashley is blowing up the club by his ill-advised appointment of Joe Kinnear as the new Director of Football – a position he is simply not suited for.
Joe hasn’t got the presence, smarts, training or professionalism to ever be an executive.
But if the news is true about Graham Carr, it’s hardly surprising, because Graham has effectively been playing the role of Director of Football at Newcastle since Dennis Wise resigned the post, and the Corbridge-born Carr has been doing an excellent job too, and recently signed an eight year extension to his contract at Newcastle.
Carr is very well liked by Newcastle fans, and he’s been responsible for bringing in players like Cheick Tiote, Yohan Cabaye, Demba Ba, Papiss Cisse. Moussa Sissoko, Massadio Haidara and Gael Bigirimana – among others – he’s simply an excellent judge of players.
We hope this report in the Independent is not true, but they are reporting that Mike Ashley is simply furious with Newcastle’s complete failure last season, and that’s maybe why Derek Llambias left this morning – may be he was shown the door?
We have to hope we are not going to lose Graham Carr – that would be too tough to take.
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