Date: 14th July 2019 at 3:00pm
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Bruce wants to bring back to  United if he is given the job at James’ Park, according to the Mirror.

The former chief scout worked under and Alan Pardew on Tyneside, and was responsible for discovering the likes of Yohan Cabaye, , Cheick Tiote and .

Carr was handed an eight year by Mikey Ashley in 2012, but left the club two years ago and now works for Northampton Town.


Graham Carr is the father of comedian Alan, but there is very little to laugh about here. The scout is clearly a very talented man, and his record speaks for itself in terms of gems he has uncovered for decent prices. That kind of eye will never go out of fashion, and there will always be a place for smart investments that have the potential to return big profits. The issue is, however, that seems hellbent on making sure that that is his only policy. Bringing in , if and when it is announced, feels like he’s chosen a little bit of yes man form the outset, but then installing a scout who he thinks so highly of that he offered him an eight year contract? That feels like the owner is getting the band back together for a tour that nobody is asking for. If Carr does return, it will feel like a step backwards, harking back to the days of Pardew et al. That is not what the Geordies need right now.