The Evening Chronicle is reporting that the deal to bring Mick Harford to Newcastle United has fallen through at the last minute, but that Newcastle will continue to increase the number of folks scouting out talent for the Tyneside club.
Mick Harford – deal called off
There had been some concern yesterday about what Mick would be doing on Tyneside, but news earlier today was that he was going to help Joe ferret out talent, especially in England.
However, it seems that Mick turned down Newcastle at the last moment, and he said this on Sky Sports News:
“After meeting with Mike Ashley and Joe Kinnear, I made the hard decision that it is not the right time for me to take up this role.”
“It was an honor to be asked to work at a fantastic club, and I have the utmost respect for Newcastle United and its fans.”
“I am currently enjoying a role helping out at Millwall, but would like to thank Mike Ashley and Joe Kinnear for the opportunity.”
However, it does look like Joe has been given the go ahead by Mike Ashley to build up his group at Newcastle in the scouting area, and to help him get players through the door.
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