Graham Carr Reported To Be On The Verge Of Quitting Newcastle United
There is every chance that arguably the most important, and definitely the most respected, senior figure at Newcastle United could walk.
While Alan Pardew has insisted he will carry on, Chief Scout Graham Carr has given no such assurances.
Newcastle United were said this week to have pulled out of a deal to sign Douglas, a player the club have been long connected with and who is now out of contract and available for ‘free’.
It is now being widely reported that it is Joe Kinnear who is the man to have put the block on the deal for the Brazilian/Dutch defender and Graham Carr is apparently not a happy man.
It is claimed that Carr has been working on the transfer for some weeks and the deal was just about to be concluded when Joe Kinnear blundered into the pantomime that is Newcastle United.
The reports say that Kinnear has put the block on the transfer because he doesn’t know enough about the player, while the more caustic coverage claims that JFK has never heard of Douglas…or at least ‘that’ Douglas.
The outcome of this tale is that Graham Carr is reported to be very unhappy about the turn of events and with the official club statement making it clear that Graham Carr (and Alan Pardew) now reports to Kinnear, who can blame him.
At this stage of his life/career (he’s 68) you have to wonder whether Graham Carr will just say he doesn’t need this hassle; put it this way – if you didn’t need the money would you answer to JFK?
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