New Newcastle United director of football Joe Kinnear says he'll have an office at the club's Benton training HQ.

He will work above Alan Pardew in an "upstairs" board role that has sparked major fan reaction.

Many supporters already believed that Pardew was living on borrowed time at St James' Park, says the Evening Chronicle.

However, owner Mike Ashley sees Kinnear as the answer to the problems endured at the club last season.