Pardew: Kinnear coordinates

Alan Pardew says Joe Kinnear is the man charged with coordinating transfers at Newcastle United, not identifying targets.

Last Updated: 05/08/13 at 20:24 Post Comment

Alan Pardew: Closing on deals for new frontmen after lengthy chase

Alan Pardew: Closing on deals for new frontmen after lengthy chase

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It has been another busy summer off the field at St James' Park, but there has not been too much movement on it.

Pardew has been left frustrated in his efforts to bring in fresh faces, with added firepower having been a top priority for much of the current window.

He is, however, working hard alongside director of football Kinnear, owner Mike Ashley and chief scout Graham Carr to get bodies through the door - with the Magpies boss having explained how the new-look acquisition process works on Tyneside.

As he closes in on deals for Lyon's Bafetimbi Gomis and Queens Park Rangers' Loic Remy, Pardew told SportsDirect News: "It's quite simple really, it's not too different to what we had before with Derek Llambias. Mike and Joe work the finances of the football club.

"Therefore I have to make sure, with Joe, that we're approaching players in the right financial bracket for us and that we're doing the right amount of scouting.

"Joe's job is to coordinate that and put it all together. So he has my input, he has Graham Carr's views and also Mike's opinion as well in terms of the finance.

"Basically, he gives me a ballpark figure of the sort of player we can perhaps afford and me and Graham give him the targets we think it works for. Joe then works towards finding a solution and it's as simple as that.

"There's a lot of mediating between the owner, agents and the owner of the other football club that needs to be done and, in truth, it's difficult for the manager to find the time for it because there's the media responsibilities, the team and with my staff I'm managing about 50 people at this training ground.

"It's not easy and transfers, particularly what we're trying to do in finding a striker, is possibly one of the hardest things to do in terms of coordination and time and we want to get someone in before the start of the season but, then again, we might not."

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