Kinnear: Pardew well aware of my Newcastle appointment

New football director at Newcastle United, Joe Kinnear, insists manager Alan Pardew is well aware of his new role. Kinnear says he'll be in charge of transfers in his new position.

New football director at Newcastle United, Joe Kinnear, insists manager Alan Pardew is well aware of his new role.

Kinnear says he'll be in charge of transfers in his new position.

"Alan's aware of the situation," Kinnear told Sky Sports News. "I'm hoping to meet Alan sometime tomorrow to go through the team itself and where it's glaringly clear we need to be improve.

"That will be my job, to find and buy these players. I'm not picking the team, that's what the manager gets paid for. I'm there solely to see he gets the best possible team on the pitch.

"The tactics are down to him; if he wants my ideas, he can ask for them.

"I've already had two days with Graham (Carr, chief scout) and I intend to see him on Thursday morning.

"Between the three of us we will sit down and iron it out, if those two decide a player is not any good I'll listen - it's not a case of 'like it or lump it'."

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