Newcastle owner Mike Ashley hopes Kinnear can bridge gap between the pair.
Newcastle United have appointed Joe Kinnear as their new Director of Football in order to put an end to a feud between manager Alan Pardew and the club’s chief scout Graham Carr according to The Mirror.
Newcastle have been subject to derision over the last few days following the shock appointment of Kinnear on Monday.
The announcement was followed by a shambolic interview by Kinnear with talkSport where he proceeded to get a number of the Newcastle players’ names wrong whilst making widely exaggerated claims about his managerial capabilities.
That led to the resignation of Derek Llambias on Wednesday morning with club’s former managing director feeling unable to perform his role within the club’s structure.
But the reason for Kinnear’s appointment has now been revealed with the Mirror suggesting that Pardew has blamed Carr for a number of disappointing signings.
Pardew claims players such as Victor Anita, signed for £5.6 million last summer from Ajax, are not up to standard, while Carr strongly refutes the suggestion.
Carr has been the driving force between the club’s policy of signing young stars from the French leagues but Pardew is now reportedly keen to sign experienced, English players for the club.
The bad blood between the pair has led to a break down in working relations prompting Ashley to hire Kinnear to try and broker a peace deal.