Former Newcastle United chief scout Graham Carr will not be returning to the club, according to The Chronicle.
The newspaper claims that, despite some grumblings to the contrary, the former Magpies scouting aficionado will not be making a St James’ Park comeback under new boss Steve Bruce.
Carr had a key role on Tyneside in the past, playing a vital part in the much-ballyhooed French import phase at the club, but left the team under former head coach Rafael Benitez.
However, there are no plans at the moment for him to return to the Magpies at any point in the foreseeable future.
It seems that every few months, almost periodically, rumours arise that Carr will be returning to the north east giants. Look, he had a good run during his last stint with the club, bringing in some wonderful players and really revolutionising the scouting regime at St James’ Park. However, towards the end he began to lose his touch somewhat, and Benitez clearly wasn’t very keen to keep him on board. The Spaniard, as we all know at this point, is a pretty shrewd judge of character and ability, and if he thought he was better off without Carr then that’s a pretty damning indictment of the latter. When you look at the positive starts made by a number of Newcastle’s summer signings – Joelinton, Jetro Willems, Emil Krafth – then you’d have to say that there’s no real need to rush Carr back into the fold at the moment. Bruce will have his own idea of who he wants to add to his squad moving forward, so it’s probably best not to rock the boat too much at the moment.