Alan Pardew has said that he has not had any meetings yet about the January transfer window, but of course Alan’s prime responsibility is getting the very best out of the players he has – and December is always a very busy month for any manager.
We can safely say the Newcastle manager has been getting the best out of his players over the last couple of months or so.
Lee Charnley and Mike Ashley – responsibilities on transfer targets
The main responsibility at the club for signing players is Lee Charnley the Managing Director, and Graham Carr and his scouting team are responsible for getting some potential targets lined up.
And of course owner Mike Ashley has the last say on anything to do with the club – especially where the finances are concerned.
Here is an update Alan Pardew have on Friday about the January transfer window:
“I have not had any meetings about January, we are just watching the market. I think it would be unfair on the players.”
“The media are starting to pick up on the transfer window coming up. But we have a lot of games and managers will focus on them and let staff sort through transfers, and get down to realistic numbers in the market.”
“We are looking at a lot of players at the moment. Lots of areas we feel might strengthen us.” “I don’t want to go on any negative. There are not many days when I can sit here with six wins behind me, so no negatives!”
“I will leave that and say the team are confident. I can see that through to the Academy, who are top of the league. There is real confidence on the training ground.”
In fact our U21 side are top of their U21 Premier League, and the Youth side are top of their league – and the first team are currently 5th top in the Premier League, so everything at Newcastle is going very well at the moment.
But all top teams always try to bring in new players to improve their squads, and we really hope that Mike Ashley does that in January – maybe a couple of very good players – with one of them being a good striker.
What do you think?
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