News today in the Sunday People that Mike Ashley has persuaded Graham Carr to stay at Newcastle as the Chief Scout.
Graham Carr – Newcastle’s Chief Scout staying
The relationship between the owner and Chief Scout is very good, so it’s probably not surprising the 68 year top scout has decided to stay, and Graham has told friends this will be his last job in football, and of course he signed an eight year deal only last year.
So did Alan Pardew and his coaches John Carver, Steve Stone and Andy Woodman – but the introduction last week of new Director of Football Joe Kinnear has put a spanner in the world.
Managing Director Derek LLambias resigned within 24 hours of the announcement of Kinnear, but both Alan Pardew and Graham Carr have now decided to stay at the club.
Mike Ashley has apparently convinced Carr that he can continue doing his scouting duties as he’s been doing for the last three and half years at Newcastle, but both Alan and Graham now report into Joe Kinnear.
We’re not sure why Mike Ashley keeps bringing these shocks to the Newcastle fans and the club, but the negative reaction caused by Joe Kinnear’s arrival is not good, and has caused a number of top officials at the club to become unsettled.
But it’s happened now, so we are hoping that Joe can meld into the club, and work well with Alan Pardew and Graham Carr.
We’ll know soon enough if this new organization is going to work, but we still expect Derek LLambias to be replaced as the top executive running the day-to-day activities at Newcastle.
And there’s a meeting arranged by NUFC Fans United at 6:00 pm at Newcastle Labour Club in the city center where Newcastle officials will be present to answer questions from fans.
You can also email questions you would like put to the Newcastle officials at the meeting – the email ID is firstname.lastname@example.org.
It’s a good opportunity to try to get some answers about why Joe was appointed.
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