Newcastle United officials are urging chief scout Graham Carr to stay.

The Independent says Carr is questioning his future role at the club following Joe Kinnear's arrival as director of football. He signed an eight-year contract this time last year and feels his position has been significantly undermined by the arrival of Kinnear.

Newcastle officials are working hard to keep the 68-year-old Geordie at St James' Park and hope they can reach a compromise where he can work with Kinnear, who has joined on a three-year contract.