Alan Pardew has talked to the press today, and in one interview he describes how he sees it working with Joe Kinnear, Graham Carr, Lee Charnley and of course Mike Ashley, and Alan seems to have a good handle on it, and explains it well.
Alan Pardew taking the training on Saturday
This is what Alan said in the Evening Chronicle today about how he sees the transfers working this summer:
“I’m not sure what the worry would be on that.” “It is no different to what we had before.” “Graham comes up with one or two suggestions,”
“I come up with one or two suggestions and we probably have a list of four that will take the team forward.” “We present that to Joe.”
“And Joe presents that to the owner.” “Joe has to dress that up to the owner in terms of finance and how is it going to work.”
“Then Lee Charnley comes in and hopefully we get the player over the line.” “I think that is no different to what we had before.”
“Joe’s experience of what he’s had as a manager, Mike feels that he probably knows the scene slightly better than Derek Llambias in Mike’s opinion.”
“As far as I am concerned the most important factor for Joe is transfers.” “You could say he is not fulfilling the role that Derek had to a degree.”
“But Secretary Lee Charnley will fill the other part of the role.” “He has great experience and has done a brilliant job for us.”
“Between myself, Lee and Joe we hope to get some transfers over the line, and some out by the way, because the squad is a little thick in some areas.”
Alan missed Graham Carr out of that last sentence, since Graham Carr still has a big job at the club, and will work closely with Joe Kinnear on scouting players.
And we still half expect Mike to appoint another executive to take up the duties that Derek LLambias had, and work at the same level as Joe,. and report directly into the owner.
But Alan says everything is covered by the people currently at the club,. and certainly the way Alan explains it is the way it’s supposed to work – in theory.
But I’ve had some experience at IBM on how personalities can negatively impact an organizational structure, so let’s hope Joe Kinnear doesn’t screw it all up.
And in theory, all Joe has to do is the job he was hired for, and not interfere with Alan doing his important job in managing the squad of players, and getting the best out of them.
Joe’s job is to continually make that squad a lot better, by bringing in good new players to Newcastle in every transfer window, and moving out players who are not up to standard.
What do you think?
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