Newcastle United boss Alan Pardew is losing no sleep over Mick Harford's decision to snub them.

Pardew claims ex-Toon striker Harford wasn't being lined-up for a high-profile role on Tyneside.

He insisted: "He was coming in as part of the scouting team - that's all he was coming in for.

"I don't know where any other titles have come from that people came up with. That's all he was offered."