Former Newcastle United boss Joe Kinnear has returned to the club as director of football.
The 66-year old has joined the Toon on a three-year contract and immediately revealed that he will be taking responsibility for the clubs transfer policy.
"It will be me," he told Sky Sports News.
"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.
"I'm going to do the best I possibly can to make Newcastle a far better team than they are now."