According to the Press Association this morning, Newcastle owner Mike Ashley is in no hurry to replace the departed Director of Football Joe Kinnear, and there’s no real need to do that, with the next transfer window being this summer.
Chris Mort thinking – what do the fans want?
Lee Charnley has been involved with all transfer dealings over the last few years, and he’s experienced enough, and it could be that manager Alan Pardew will have more say in what happens on the transfer front, as he had said over the weekend, if he had been in charge of transfers, Yohan Cabaye would not have left the club.
Mike Ashley has to realize at some point that money isn’t everything in football, and Yohan’s departure has ruined the season for Newcastle, and why couldn’t it have waited until the summer?
The only reason we can think of is that Yohan could have bought out his contract for £6M – which is the two years left on his contract – and of course PSG would have been willing to pay for that – Newcastle would have lose around £14M – maybe.
But somebody at Newcastle needs to be working on possible new recruits before the summer rolls around, and we would expect Lee Charnley, Chief Scout Graham Carr and Alan Pardew to be in close communication in the coming months on possible transfer targets.
It would be great to have Chris Mort back at the club, but he’s far too successful as a lawyer to want to do that again – however if it did happen he would be an excellent choice as the new Chairman of Newcastle.
Chris used to do something which is very strange at Newcastle these days – he used to talk regularly with the fans and then tried to do his best once he knew what the fans wanted.
That’s a novel approach.
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