Former manager to run the rule over new recruits.
New Newcastle United director of football Joe Kinnear will oversee all incomings and outgoings at the club this summer, Sky Sports reports.
The former Magpies boss has been drafter in to help steady the ship on the field following the club’s dire showing last season and has spoken of how he intends to help put the club back on the map once again.
However, he has insisted that though he won’t force his opinion on manager Alan Pardew, he will be vocal in his input as he claims he will have the final say on any transfer activity the club will have.
When asked who would have the final say, he said: “It will be me.”
“If between the three of us (Kinnear, Pardew and head scout Graham Carr) we sit down and iron it out and them two decide that he’s not that good, then my ears will be wide open. It’s not a case of lump it or like it.
“But if there is a close decision to be made and we are running out of time and it’s something we have to do and I see a specific job…
“Footballers come in all shapes and sizes and if there is a specific job that we need to add some meat or beef to the team, we’ll do it. I believe that’s what we have to do.
“If there is somewhere that we’re lacking pace in wide areas, then we’ll add that to the team. If there is somewhere where we are short of people scoring goals, and we see people who will guarantee us 20 goals a season, then we will take that chance and I will buy those players.
“First and foremost, once I have clarified that with Alan – this is for the good of Newcastle, this is quite clear what needs to happen here – that will be the area I will work in, it’s as simple as that.
“I’m going to do the best I possibly can to make Newcastle a far better team than they are now.”